Français : Illustration pour l'édition d'"Emma" de Jane Austen chez Macmillan. Tome 2, chapitre 15. S'étant entichée de Jane Fairfax, Mrs Elton veut à tout prix forcer sa timidité et sa réserve pour lui prodiguer son aide et son amitié envahissante, refusant d'entendre les réticences d'Emma, qui connaît mieux qu'elle comment est considérée la jeune fille chez les Campbell.English: Illustration for "Emma" by Jane Austen: Mrs. Elton took a great fancy to Jane Fairfax; and from the first. [She said,] before Emma had forfeited her confidence, and about the third time of their meeting: "Miss Woodhouse, we must exert ourselves and endeavour to do something for her. We must bring her forward. Such talents as her's must not be suffered to remain unknown. I dare say you have heard those charming lines of the poet :
'Full many a flower is born to blush unseen
"And waste its fragrance on the desert air.'" (ch.33)
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.