Definitely a must read for Jane Austen fans!
“She gave us women of such energy and spirit that they are more than equal to any man about them! Women of such self-possession and determination that even onerous social mores could not make them submit! Women of such intellect and principle that they continue to mark the standard for which we all must strive! There is no explicit defense of women in the work of Jane Austen — only Persuasion so much as approaches the theme. But each and every one of her novels is an implicit defense of this kind, as they place before us woman after woman whose claims to equality with men are utterly impossible to deny.”
“I hate to hear you talk about all women as if they were fine ladies instead of rational creatures. None of us want to be in calm waters all our lives.”
― Jane Austen, Persuasion