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HAPPY TWO-HUNDREDTH BIRTHDAY, "PRIDE AND PREJUDICE"


Society & Culture  (tags: literature, world, women, culture, society, arts, celebrity )

Carrie
- 766 days ago - newyorker.com
The most beloved novel in the language was written by a rural parson's daughter with no formal education, in ten months, between the ages of twenty and twenty-one, and published two hundred years ago today.



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Comments

AniMae Chi (438)
Monday January 28, 2013, 8:58 pm
Ahhh Lizzy & Mr Darcy.... such favorites!
 

Farah Hage Ali (161)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 1:44 am
noted, thank you
 

Carol H. (229)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 5:23 am
noted, thanks Carrie
 

Jennifer C. (168)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 5:57 am
Noted. Thanks.
 

Suzanne L. (123)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 7:52 am
Noted. Good choice for posting Carrie. TY
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 9:20 am
An inspirational and touching writer. What a great way to remember - by sharing with our community and reminding those who have not read this lovely piece to do so, especially on this celebratory day.
 

Chris C. (153)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 10:01 am
I read this in High School - re-read several times over the years! WONDERFUL! Also ALWAYS watch it on TV - several different versions. - whenever it comes on. But the book was the very best!
 

Melania Padilla (187)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 1:03 pm
Love this one! Thanks!
 

Sharon F. (0)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 1:30 pm
It's good to focus on a well written book that has passed the test of time. Yeah for real (not electronic) books. Long live the book!!!!!
 

Emma S. (232)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 1:46 pm
Thanks for this, Carrie. I had to play Jane Austen at a literary event last year - it was huge fun, and I'd almost forgotten how entertaining she is. The bit that went down best with the audience was the proposal of Mr Collins to Lizzy. (I was also named for another Jane Austen book - my dad was reading 'Emma' when I was on the way, and was struck by the opening line. He thought that if I was called Emma I might end up 'handsome, clever and rich' - it was a valiant try.
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 1:55 pm
Do not take this in the wrong way;Jane is one of my all time favotrite authors. She was also the first "tell all" writer. She could be seen as the first bitchy writers....Suzanne, and Collins could never hold a candle to her.
 

Mary Donnelly (47)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 2:33 pm
Thanks Carrie.

"Emma" was dedicted to the Prince Regent, who later became George IV.
 

greenplanet e. (157)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 4:25 pm
Happy Birthday to Elizabeth and Mr.D!
 

Joanne Dixon (40)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 5:15 pm
She had such a sense of humor. Northanger Abbey, for example, goes down so smoothly that it's possible to miss what wicked satire it is. Even though falling in love with vampires is back in.
 

Julie W. (25)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 8:44 pm
Love 'Pride and Prejudice', one of my favourite books. So witty!
 

Robby R. (15)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 9:32 pm
TY
 

Robert O. (12)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 2:37 am
Such a wonderful and meaningful story penned by a brilliant writer. Thanks Carrie.
 

Bonnie M. (22)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 6:31 am
Timeless read. Compare to the standards of today- pray that pieces of literary works like these will live on. Anyone can be a literary celebrity today - who cares about literary standards. Add a lot of gory or sexual content, crime, sex ,violence and ghouly stuff, you have a best seller.Oh yes, add deleb literature and memoirs.
 
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