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

    J.K. Rowling
  • "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
  • "I am a great admirer of Jane Austen"

    Alexander McCall Smith