Français : Illustration pour l'édition d'"Emma" de Jane Austen chez Macmillan. Tome 3, chapitre 17. Lorsque Mr Weston apprit les fiançailles de Mr Knighley et d'Emma, il se hâta d'aller en informer Jane Fairfax, qu'il considérait comme sa fille aînée depuis qu'elle était fiancée à Franck. Mais comme Miss Bates était là, la nouvelle fut rapidement connue de Mrs Cole, de Mrs Perry et tout de suite après de Mrs Elton (ce qui n'étonna pas vraiment les intéressés !)English: Illustration for "Emma" by Jane Austen: Mr Weston went to Highbury the next morning, and told Jane the news. Was not she like a daughter, his eldest daughter? he must tell her; and Miss Bates being present, it passed, of course, to Mrs. Cole, Mrs. Perry, and Mrs. Elton, immediately afterwards. It was no more than the principals were prepared for. (ch. 53)
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.