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English: Colour illustration of a 1907 edition...

Colour illustration of a 1907 edition of Northanger Abbey by C. E. Brock (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Terrible score. Immense fun. And since I enjoyed the quiz, or anything really in which I learn something from, I’d say the amusement was all that mattered.

This was a quiz in which you would match the quotation to the novel. The Jane Austen Centre did not show corrections to wrong matches so I googled them; should be nice to keep them on the blog as souvenir.

‘Oh, who can ever be tired of Bath’ Northanger Abbey

‘He had counted eighty-seven women go by, one after another, without there being a tolerable face among them’ Persuasion

‘It is always incomprehensible to a man that a woman should ever refuse an offer of marriage. A man always imagines a woman to be ready for anybody who asks her. Emma

‘There certainly are not so many men of large fortune in the world, as there are pretty women to deserve them.’  Mansfield Park

‘Every neighbourhood should have a great lady’  Sandition

‘It was the peculiar misfortune of this woman to have bad ministers – Since wicked as she herself was, she could not have committed such extensive mischief had not these vile and abandoned men connived at and encouraged her in her crimes’ The History of England by a partial, prejudiced and ignorant historian

‘To be fond of dancing was a certain step towards falling in love.’ Pride and Prejudice

‘A woman of seven and twenty…can never hope to feel or inspire affection again.’ Sense and sensibility

‘Facts are such horrid things’ Lady Susan

‘There are some circumstances which even women cannot control. – Female economy will do a great deal…but it cannot turn a small income into a large one.’ The Watsons


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