“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

Misty Krueger, Assistant Professor of English at the University of Maine at Farmington delighted her JASNA Maine audience Saturday with a talk entitled “The Adventures of a JASNA International Visitor”.

Dr. Krueger told us of the six month long, detailed application process, but when she was accepted, she became the Jane Austen Society of North America’s International Visitor.  In that role she conducted research at Chawton House Library, Jane Austen’s House Museum, and the Hampshire Records Office. Professor Krueger told of her visits to all four of Jane Austen’s homes, enjoying the quiet solitude that seemed to flow from these homes and museums. She felt like an explorer as she traced the trail of Jane Austen’s short life.