“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

2010 Summer Event


     Jane Austen Society of Maine Summer Picnic

 You are cordially invited to a Summer Picnic on Sunday, July 10, 2011, from 4 to 7 p.m.

 Ann Standridge has graciously offered her house, “Seaways,” in Harpswell for this event.    Here is how you get there:

Take 123 from Brunswick (or the Mountain Road from the islands) and drive down it going past Harpswell Center (where the Kellogg Church is on the left.)  Keep going.  Pass the West Harpswell School and continue until you see the Auburn Colony tennis court on the right.  1811 is on the left just past the tennis court.  The distance is about 12 miles, or a bit more, from the Bowdoin Pines and the mailbox is clearly marked.

 Please call or email Ann (phone: 833-5438,  email: ann836@comcast.net) to let her know if you will be attending and if you will be bringing a guest.  She will also need to know what food you will bring  (main dish, salad, or dessert) to ensure a varied menu.  Beverages will be provided.

 Hoping to see you there!  

Judith Clarke