Happy Book Birthday to Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice”

220px-PrideAndPrejudiceTitlePage.jpg images.jpg Today marks the 204th Anniversary of the release of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, and in my humble opinion, the world is a better place for having read Austen’s most popular work. 

Publisher T. Egerton, Whitehall
Publication date
28 January 1813
Media type Print (Hardback, 3 volumes)

After her death, during the nineteenth-century romantic period, Austen was often looked upon with begrudging admiration, as her elevation of intelligence over feeling contradicted the romantic temperament. Toward the end of the nineteenth century, however, Austen’s reputation rose considerably, and she gradually gained an enthusiastic cult of admirers that were known as the “Janeites.” In America, Austen was little known before 1900, but by mid-century she was receiving more critical attention there than in England. In the last decades of the twentieth century, Austen and her works received considerable attention from the general public: Most of her novels were adapted into films, modern novelists wrote sequels to Pride and Prejudice and endings to Sandition, and a mystery series was even developed with Jane Austen herself as the heroine.

 

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About reginajeffers

Regina Jeffers is the award-winning author of Austenesque, Regency and contemporary novels.
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2 Responses to Happy Book Birthday to Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice”

  1. KTC says:

    I would agree… Pride and Prejudice is a true classic and one of my favorite rereads. Jane Austen was an exceptional storyteller.

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