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Wednesday, November 4

Jane Austen Exhibit at the Morgan Library opens Friday

Lucky us on the East Coast! The Morgan Library in New York will be opening A Woman's Wit: Jane Austen's Life and Legacy from November 6, 2009, through March 14, 2010. Click on this link for schedules and other information.

The online exhibition includes:

Film
The Divine Jane is a short documentary film specially commissioned for the exhibition and examines the influence of Austen's fiction—and her enduring fame—through interviews with leading writers, scholars, and actors.

Lady Susan facsimile
The first seven letters of the manuscript are shown here, accompanied by an audio recording.

Selected images
See selected images from the exhibition with descriptions.

Pride and Prejudice drawing by Isabel Bishop

7 comments:

ChaChaneen said...

Lucky, lucky, lucky!

Laura's Reviews said...

Very lucky! I wish I lived on the East Coast just so I could go and see this exhibit!

Enid Wilson said...

Very interested in the documentary. I wonder if they interviewed Colin Firth...

Steamy Darcy

Lauren said...

So who is going!?

Nonna Beach said...

Darn, I was just in New York last week...it's all about timing !

Keeley said...

Thanks so much for posting this! My family and some friends are in New York on a trip right now so we are going to give the exibition a visit :)

littleyuzu said...

I went a few days ago. It was every bit as wonderful as I'd hoped it'd be. I wish the Morgan allowed picture-taking, because I wanted to photograph everything in that room!