Quotation by Jane Austen

The work is rather too light, bright, and sparkling; it wants
shade; it wants to be stretched out here and there with a long
chapter of sense, if it could be had; if not of solemn specious
nonsense, about something unconnected with the story; an essay on
writing, a critique of Walter Scott, or a history of Buonaparte,
or anything that would form a contrast, and bring the reader with
increased delight to the playfulness and epigrammatism of the
general style.
Jane Austen (1775–1817), British novelist. Letter, February 4, 1813, to her sister, Cassandra. Jane Austen's Letters, Oxford University Press (1952).

About her novel, Pride and Prejudice.
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