“We have all a better guide in ourselves, if we would attend to it, than any other person can be.”

Fanny Price, Mansfield Park


“How quick come the reasons for approving what we like.”


“Run mad as often as you choose, but do not faint.”

Sophia, Love and Friendship

“I suppose there may be a hundred different ways of being in love.”

Emma Woodhouse, Emma


“The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel must be intolerably stupid.”

Henry Tilney, Northanger Abbey

“I could easily forgive his pride, if he had not mortified mine.” 

Elizabeth Bennet on Mr Darcy, Pride and Prejudice

“I wish, as well as everybody else, to be perfectly happy; but like everybody else, it must be in my own way.”

Elinor Dashwood, Sense and Sensibility

September 8, 2018

Miss Austen at Home: The year is 1815, and Jane Austen has just returned from a visit to The Prince Regent’s London residence. The honor of this invitation prompts her to reminisce about the events that led the daughter of a country clergyman to a position of such...

Box Hill Picnic 2018

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Events of 2018

Invitation to Yarmouth Event-May 12, 2018 Talk at Yarmouth Library Boxhill Picnic-July 15th September 8th Event

May 12 Misty Krueger Talk, 2018

Misty Krueger, Assistant Professor of English at the University of Maine at Farmington delighted her JASNA Maine audience Saturday with a talk entitled “The Adventures of a JASNA International Visitor”. Dr. Krueger told us of the six month long, detailed application...