• "Full of the energies of discord - sibling rivalry, greed, ambition, illicit sexual passion, and vanity"

    Margaret Drabble
  • "Jane Austen is the pinnacle to which all other authors aspire"

    J.K. Rowling
  • "Jane Austen at her most genteelly ascerbic"

    The Times
  • "Austen looks at her world with a cool, undressing gaze...she is a formidable opponent of hypocrisy and sentimentality"