'How pleasant it is to spend an evening in this way! I declare that after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of any thing than of a book! — When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.' No one made any reply. She then yawned again, threw aside her book, and cast her eyes round the room in quest of some amusement. — from Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen (1775-1817)
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December 16, 2012

Another celebration in 2013



Thanks to Austenonly {and Twitter}, I've just learned that the first edition of Pride and Prejudice was published in January 1813, and there's going to be a party.   I did say I was longing to read all of the novels again ...

3 comments:

Lisa May said...

Reading Persuasion again definitely left me in an Austen mood!

FleurFisher said...

I am so tempted, and aren;t events like this a lovely reminder that the world is full of bibliophiles?!

JoAnn said...

It's high time for me to read Pride and Prejudice again, too!

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