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 Additionally, the exhibit hosts rare manuscripts of two unpublished works—“Lady Susan” and “The Watsons”—artwork inspired by her words, criticism from her contemporaries, and a film tribute featuring the best and brightest of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
Contest has ended - winner is here


  1. Lady Vee, you did a simply wonderful job hosting this three-day ball. I enjoyed and appreciated very much all the work and time you put into this. I learned some new facts and it was a lot of fun to be a part of this event. Thank you so much for the invite and be sure to give yourself a big pat on the back for hosting such a lovely and successful ball!

    Thank you again for everything,

    Miss Elizabeth Jane Knightley

  2. Miss Elizabeth, thank you for your heartfelt appreciation of my tribute to Mr Darcy. Keep well on your journey home.
    -Lady Vee

  3. Even though I wasn't able to participate that much (exam week starting tomorrow) I really enjoyed reading these posts. :)

  4. Velvet! This was just so lovely! I loved every minute of it! I was glued to my computer (more than usual)! Great job and hope to see more of this! I learned new things, met new people, laughed, entered fun giveaway, and just thoroughly enjoyed myself! You rock!

    This looks like a lovely pocket diary! So want to have it!

    hmsgofita at hotmail dot com

    Thanks again for this wonderful new experience!

  5. Lady Vee this was a most enjoyable, entertaining and educational event and it was a pleasure to be invited.

    The pocket diary is lovely, I keep both a written and an on--line diary but it is in the written one where I keep the most clandestine of my thoughts and this one would be a lovely way to commence the new year.

    Thank you for your hospitality, you are an awesome hostess.

    Lady Elizabeth

  6. Absolutely loved every post of your Pemberly Ball festivities!
    (You are like my fave blogger ever now.)

    stephbowe (at) ymail (dot) com

  7. Looks like a lovely diary!

  8. WOW, awesome giveaway! I would definitely love to have an Austen(ish) diary! :)


  9. Oh yeah, count me in to this giveaway!

  10. I have really enjoyed the your posts for the ball!

    akaleistar (at) gmail (dot) com

  11. I would love to win this! Please enter my name in your draw. Thanks. wandanamgreb(at)gmail(dot)com

  12. *rushing in *Ü* and ...crying: lóók at the date!*

    ♥♥♥ I'm SO(!) in need of *this* diary ♥♥♥




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