Français : Illustration pour l'édition d'"Emma" de Jane Austen chez Macmillan. Tome 2, chapitre 1. Emma et Harriet rendent visite à Miss Bates, tout heureuse de leur lire la lettres qu'elle vient de recevoir de sa nièce, Miss Fairfax, lui annonçant qu'elle vient passer quelques temps à Highbury.English: Illustration for'"Emma" by Jane Austen: "We had a letter this very morning" [...]
Emma's politeness was at hand directly, to say, with smiling interest --
"Have you heard from Miss Fairfax so lately? I am extremely happy. I hope she is well?"
"Thank you. You are so kind!" replied the happily deceived aunt, while eagerly hunting for the letter. "Oh! here it is. I was sure it could not be far off. (ch.19)
Jane Austen (1775—1817), the world renowned English author, completed just six works during her time and yet manages to command a legion of fans around the world. Her timeless stories have been turned into a plethora of movies, television shows, and modern adaptations in addition to being translated into multiple languages to cross cultural boundaries. Today she remains as popular as ever and is revered as much as any literary figure in the history of the English language.