Jane Austen Pride And Prejudice Anniversary 1813-2020

Posted by Ruth Weston on

Hello to my friends. January 28th is the anniversary of the publishing of Jane Austen's Pride And Prejudice in 1813...


My favourite is the 1995 version with Colin Firth and Jennifer Ehle...

The book was originally published with the author listed as A Lady, as it was considered scandalous for a gently bred woman to publish a book.

Eventually, her favourite brother Henry Austen let the cat out of the bag... and subsequently the Prince Regent hinted strongly she should dedicate her next work to him, as he had been an early and devoted fan of her books.

She dedicated Emma to him in 1816.



 It was thought she was not that fond of the idea, but felt it correct to do so...



This pair of Regency or Georgian hallmarked silver sugar tongs were made in 1828, and I like to think Jane Austen must have used a similar pair...



Where indeed would be without her wonderful books!

So glad to remember this anniversary! 



Mr Darcy, you must allow me to present this young lady to you as a desireable partner...


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