Jane Austen — whose birthday is Dec. 16 — created some of the most rich, complicated female characters in literary history, which is one of the reasons she's so celebrated, even today. We've gathered thoughtful, witty, and poignant lines from her greatest leading ladies, like Pride and Prejudice's biting protagonist, Elizabeth Bennet. We could all take a cue in British charm and wit from the likes of Emma Woodhouse, Mary Crawford, and Marianne Dashwood. So let's step into the slippers of Jane Austen's heroines to find out what they had to say about romance, wealth, friendship, and more!
How to Live and Love Like a Jane Austen Heroine