Monday, January 28, 2013

[News and Notes] Happy Birthday to PRIDE AND PREJUDICE

Jane Austen
Jane Austen's novel, Pride and Prejudice, was published 200 years ago on January 28, 1813.

The ArtsBeat page at notes a number of celebrations taking place for this bicentennial, including a 12-Hour Read-a-Thon and a recreation of the Netherfield Ball for television. Read about more events at Austen Fans to Celebrate 200 Years of Pride and Prejudice.

Goucher College Library in Baltimore is presenting an exhibition called Pride and Prejudice: A 200 Year Affair.

BookRiot has gathered Goodies to Celebrate Pride and Prejudices 200th Anniversary for all ages plus Pride and Prejudice bags, iphone covers and magnet Swag.

5 Phenomenal Pride and Prejudice Adaptations exemplifies how this story has been re-visioned over the years, from having a Jack Russell Terrier play Mr. Darcy (ala Wishbone) to a modernized web series on the Internet called "The Lizzie Bennet Diaries."

Flavorwire found a Pride and Prejudice board game that was featured with 10 Literary Board Games for Book Nerds.

Image of Austen from World Book Advanced


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