Jane Austen was a romantic novelist whose works are some of the most widely read in English literature. While not prolific, Austen's best know works include the beloved novels Pride and Prejudice and Emma that have each inspired many film adaptations. Her plots feature themes of love and marriage, highlighting the role women in the early 19th century and their need to secure position through a marital alliance.
To flatter and follow others, without being flattered and followed...
To flatter and follow others, without being flattered and followed in turn, is but a state of half enjoyment.
About the Book
Jane Austen's last completed novel, Persuasion the easily manipulated heroine Anne Elliot as she meets the man to whom she was engaged seven years before until she broke off the engagement under familial pressure. The novel's main themes of the superficialness of Bath society and the Royal Navy are heavily reflective of Austen's own life.
Other Quotes About Enjoyment
But after a while she finds that beneath this goodly exterior, all is vanity, the flattery which once charmed her soul, now grates harshly upon her ear; the ball-room has lost its charms; and with wasted health and imbittered heart, she turns away with the conviction that earthly pleasures cannot satisfy the longings of the soul!