|1943 edition of Jane Eyre|
"The wedding was very much like other weddings, where the parties have no taste for finery or parade; and Mrs. Elton, from the particulars detailed by her husband, thought it all extremely shabby, and very inferior to her own.—'Very little white Satin, very few lace veils; a most pitiful business!—Selina would stare when she heard of it.' But, in spite of these deficiencies, the wishes, the hopes, the confidence, the predictions of the small band of true friends who witnessed the ceremony, were fully answered in the perfect happiness of the union."
|A ring owned by Jane Austen, recently sold by her family for £150,000 (US$234,668)|
|Another great illustration by Fritz Eichenberg from the 1943 Random House edition.|