“Mrs. Allen was one of that numerous class of females, whose society can raise no other emotion than surprise at their being any men in the world who could like them well enough to marry them.  She had neither beauty, genius, accomplishment, nor manner.”

Northanger Abbey, volume 1, chapter2

Oh, I love this quote — such classic Jane.

Sylvestra Le Touzel as Mrs. Allen, thanks to Solitary-Elegance.com for the image. (In this picture, she looks like she has at least a little beauty.)


Filed under Character description, Marriage, Mrs. Allen, Northanger Abbey

2 Responses to Ouch!

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  2. lizziemma knightley

    That hurts. But at least it’s about Mrs. Allen.