Becoming Jane

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Becoming Jane is a 2007 film based on the life of Jane Austen and her posited relationship with Thomas Langlois Lefroy.

Directed by Julian Jarrold. Written by Kevin Hood and Sarah Williams.
Becoming a woman. Becoming a legend. (taglines)

Jane Austen[edit]

  • A novel must show how the world truly is. Somehow, reveals the true source of our actions.
  • My characters shall have, after a little trouble, all that they desire.

Tom Lefroy[edit]

  • If you wish to practice the art of fiction, to be the equal of a masculine author, experience is vital. Your horizons must be…widened.
  • What value will there ever be in life, if we are not together?


  • Eliza de Feuillide: Flirting is a woman's trade. One must keep in practice.
  • Mrs. Austen: Affection is desirable. Money is absolutely indispensable!
  • Reverend Austen: Nothing destroys the spirit like poverty.


Mrs. Austen: Jane!
Lady Gresham: What is she doing?
Mr. Wisley: Writing.
Lady Gresham: Can anything be done about it?

John Warren: [expressing his love for Jane] You cannot begin to imagine...
Jane: Thank you for your kind attention... but... ARE THERE NO OTHER WOMEN IN HAMPSHIRE?!

Tom: How can you of all people dispose of yourself without affection?
Jane: How can I dispose of myself with it?


  • Becoming a woman. Becoming a legend.
  • Her own life is her greatest inspiration.
  • Between sense and sensibility and pride and prejudice was a life worth writing about.
  • Jane Austen's Greatest Love Story Was Her Own


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