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Quote Quiz
Quotes selected and edited and quizzes created
by William Phillips, GCR Deputy Coordinator

Today's Quote

My dearest Caroline

I have been very much entertained by your story of Carolina & her aged Father, it made me laugh heartily, & I am particularly glad to find you so much alive upon any topic of such absurdity, as the usual description of a Heroine's father.—You have done it full justice—

Letter to Caroline Austen, 15 July 1815

We know that Austen made "literary" comments to more than one niece, one of them being Fanny, daughter of Edward and Elizabeth Knight. Which sister-in-law was the mother of Caroline?

James's first wife, Anne (née Mathew)
James's second wife, Mary (née Lloyd)
Frank's first wife, Mary (née Gibson)
Charles's first wife Frances (née Palmer)