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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Jane Austen’s Legacy

From ABC to The Huffington Post and NPR, you can’t miss the tributes to the 200th anniversary this week of Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy’s tumultuous love affair in Pride and Prejudice. Jane Austen’s cherished novel has survived the ages and its adaptations range from film, to a P.D. James mystery, a zombie variation and more. It is definitely a good time to reread the novel or enjoy it for the first time. If you want to know more about the novel or Austen herself, here are a few books to try:

The Annotated Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Flirting with Pride and Prejudice: Fresh Perspectives on the Original Chick-Lit Masterpiece by Jennifer Crusie

Jane’s Fame: How Jane Austen Conquered the World by Claire Harman

The Jane Austen Handbook: A Sensible Yet Elegant Guide to Her World by Margaret Sullivan

A Fine Brush on Ivory: An Appreciation of Jane Austen by Richard Jenkyns

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