For those of you who enjoyed meeting Elinor Dashwood and John Willoughby in Sense and Sensibility and Fanny Brice and Henry Crawford in Mansfield Park and, of course, Elizabeth Bennett and Mr Darcy in Pride and Prejudice – then you might want to join The Jane Austen Assembly in commemorating the life and works of Jane Austen.
Make your way to the Renaissance Room at the Winter Gardens on Tuesday 18th July at 6.30pm for an evening of regency dancing with live music, a traditional buffet and a prize for the best costume!! Tickets are £15.
This month celebrates the life of Jane Austen. It is 200 years, this month, since she died leaving us with the six amazing novels that we read year after year. Sense and Sensibility was published first in 1811 followed by Pride and Prejudice (1813), Mansfield Park (1814) and then Emma (1815). Northanger Abbey and Persuasion were both published posthumously in 1818.
Jane Austen’s novels have resulted in sequels, prequels and adaptations of almost every type the first film adaptation was the 1940 MGM production of Pride and Prejudice starring Laurence Olivier and Greer Garson but, I think, the most memorable will always be the 1995 tv mini series starring Colin Firth and Jennifer Ehle!
Reserve your favourite Jane Austen novel at your local library.