Thursday, December 14, 2006

Chesterton on Austen

Love this.

"Jane Austen was born before those bonds which (we are told) protected women from the truth were burst by the Brontes or elaborately untied by George Eliot...Jane Austen may have been protected from truth; but it was precious little of truth that was protected from her."
~G.K. Chesterton

This is quoted in the book of essays I've been reading on Austen, but I've yet to find exactly where Chesterton says it. Will keep looking. Wonderful quote!

1 comment:

Erin said...

Great quote! That Jane, she was one smart cookie... ;)