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Monday, January 28

Pride & Prejudice, 1st Edition

A first edition of Pride and Prejudice sits at Chats worth House. Ah, to be able to afford a grand house like that, then to go out and purchase one of these rare items. My email inbox is full of messages declaring I've won the British Lottery. Think I should take them up on it?

Click here to read about an actual house that Jane visited, Chawton House, which was owned by her brother Edward Austen-Knight. Jane lived in a cottage on the estate, where she wrote her last three books - Mansfield Park, Emma, and Persuasion.

And, joy of joys, the 1995 A&E version of Pride & Prejudice will be aired in three installments on PBS's Masterpiece Classic, starting on February 10th. We just know this wonderful adaptation will convert one or two Keira/Macfadyen fans to the Ehle/Firth version.

Click on image to read the words. Posted by Ms. Place

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