• "Jane Austen is my favourite author"

    E.M. Forster
  • "The technique of [Jane Austen's novels] is beyond praise.... Her mastery of the art she chose, or that chose her, is complete"

    Elizabeth Bowen
  • "The wit of Jane Austen has for partner the perfection of her taste"

    Virginia Woolf
  • "Like Irvine Welsh, I am a great admirer of Jane Austen"

    Alexander McCall Smith
  • "For those of us who suspect all the mysteries of life are contained in the microcosm of the family, that personal relationships prefigure all else, the work of Jane Austen is the Rosetta Stone of literature"

    Anna Quindlen