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Jane Austen’s Little Book of Wisdom:
Words on Love, Life, Society, and Literature
By Jane Austen
Compiled by: Andrea Kirk Assaf
Literary Quotes, Self Help, Gift Books
Paperback & eBook, 400 Pages
March 1, 2023 by Hampton Roads Publishing


The ultimate companion for the Jane Austen fan filled with her penetrating insights and humor on life, love, and death.

Jane Austen is one of the most popular female writers in history, best known for her stories of love, loss, and hope, which are cleverly intertwined with her witty insights into the traits and expectations of English Georgian society. Here, in this stunning little book, you will be able to read hundreds of individual quotes from her famous works—from Pride and Prejudice and Emma to Persuasion and Sense and Sensibility—each prompting an emotional response, thoughtful musing, or even a little snigger at the wise and shrewd perceptions that Austen had of the world around her.

Utterly charming and very profound, fans of Jane Austen can revel in these much-loved quotes, while a new audience will be introduced to the joys that her books have provided since their publication many years ago. With each chapter focusing on a different theme—from Love & Longing to Female Strength—this gorgeous gift book is the perfect compilation of Austen’s funny, moving, and thought-provoking words. Content of themes:

- Love & Longing
- Friendship
- Society
- Female Strength
- Life & Death
- Faith
- Art & Literature

Praise for Jane Austen's Little Book of Wisdom

“A valuable resource for any Austen lover to use for quick reference or to read through.” —Library Journal

“It’s a lovely way to spend a little time each day revisiting and reflecting on Austen’s beloved works without embarking on a full reread—and also to test your ability to peg each isolated quote to specific events in its respective story. Feel free to invite your fellow Austenites over and turn it into a full-fledged trivia game.” —Mental Floss

“For Austen fans and lovers of wise words, Jane Austen’s Little Book of Wisdom: Words on Love, Life, Society, and Literature compiled by Andrea Kirk Assaf, provides a genuine treasure trove. Assaf has curated a wonderful collection here, her other works encompassing popes and saints, precisely in line with the reverence Austen deserves.” —

“This lovely book will provide a daily diet of Austen sensibility every day of the year. My vote: 4 out of 4 teacups.” —

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My Review

JANE AUSTEN'S LITTLE BOOK OF WISDOM is all the little nuggets of wisdom from Jane Austen's classic novels. It's Austen's poignant words about love and life all wrapped up into a gift-sized book. A perfect addition to bookshelves or as a gift for Austen fans!

I am such a fan of Austen and have read her books and seen the movie adaptations multiple times. She so well captured societal norms and relationships while painting the lovely English countryside. I have found her stories and writing to be inspiring and poignant. This book takes her best moments and words and makes them stand out on their own. I've also found that when words are extracted like this that they can resonate more as you relate to them and think about what the author was trying to express. A truly delightful collection and one that will keep a prized place on my shelves and coffee table. It's aesthetically pleasing as well and a cute book. Highly recommended!

Source: I received a complimentary copy through Austenprose PR, which did not require a positive review. All opinions are my own.

A Look Inside

About the Authors

Jane Austen was an English novelist known primarily for her six major novels, which interpret, critique and comment upon the British landed gentry at the end of the 18th century. Austen's plots often explore the dependence of women on marriage in the pursuit of favourable social standing and economic security.

Andrea Kirk Assaf is an editor, journalist, and translator who divides her time between Rome and Michigan.

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