Jane Austen's International Appeal
May 29, 2005 Sunday 3PM CT
This hour on Here on Earth, Jean Feraca and her guests will discuss the international appeal of Jane Austen in light of the new Bollywood film, "Bride and Prejudice" by director Gurinder Chadha.
- Emily Auerbach, professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, author of "Searching for Jane Austen"
- Susannah Fullerton, president of Jane Austen Society of Australia. Author of the new book, "Jane Austen and Crime."
Memorable Quotes of Jane Austen
- "It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife." (Pride and Prejudice)
- "One half the world cannot understand the pleasures of the other." (Emma)
- "'Oh! it is only a novel!' ... or, in short only some work in which the greatest powers of mind are displayed, in which the most thorough knowledge of human nature, the happiest delineation of its varieties, the liveliest effusions of wit and humour are conveyed to the world in the best chosen language." (Northanger Abbey)
- "Selfishness must always be forgiven, you know, because there is no hope of a cure."
- "Nothing amuses me more than the easy manner with which everybody settles the abundance of those who have a great deal less than themselves."
- "A lady's imagination is very rapid: it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony in a moment."
- "A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of."
- "I do not want people to be very agreeable, as it saves me the trouble of liking them a great deal."
Soundbites and Music Used in the Program