Sunday, November 22, 2009

Pemberley Ball - Post Giveaway

A Woman’s Wit:
Jane Austen’s Life and Legacy
will be displayed at the Morgan Library & Museum
(225 Madison Ave. at 36th Street)
until March 14, 2010

Would that I had a ticket to New York...

Besides Austen’s handwritten letters, there are also old editions of her six major works (“Sense and Sensibility,” “Pride and Prejudice,” “Mansfield Park,” “Emma,” “Persuasion,” and “Northanger Abbey”). Additionally, the exhibit hosts rare manuscripts of two unpublished works—“Lady Susan” and “The Watsons”—artwork inspired by her words, criticism from her contemporaries, and a film tribute featuring the best and brightest of our time.


While there are historical editions of the books on display, visitors may note the lack of manuscripts of Austen’s six major works—but for a good reason. A placard informs museum patrons that there exist no surviving manuscripts of these novels anywhere in the world.

Here are some thoughts of the exhibit:

The Divine Jane: Reflections on Austen from The Morgan Library & Museum on Vimeo.

*first spotted this on Heidenkind's Hideaway post which includes a lively discussions in her comments.

*** Giveaway ***
Open to all.
Offer ends November 29, 2009


British Library Jane Austen
Pocket Diary 2010

Like the desk diary, this pocket diary is based on the popular book Life in the Country, a celebration of Regency England published by the British Library in 2008. This book has the added advantage of being portable, allowing would-be writers and artists to take it anywhere to record their thoughts, compile a to-do list, sketch their surroundings, or any of a number of other activities — all in the stimulating presence of the brilliant English writer and her talented nephew.

*source of Jane Austen sticker
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