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Jane Austen curated by Eileen Bach

This LibGuide capitalizes on the current celebration of the 200th anniversary of the publication of Pride and Prejudice, using original material and current topics of interest.

What Jane Saw: Virtual Tour of Art Exhibit

Probably Jane Austen By Unknown Artist. Fine Art. Encyclopædia Britannica Image Quest. Web. 26 May 2013.

"On 24 May 1813, Jane Austen visited an art exhibit at the British Institution in Pall Mall, London. The popular show was the first-ever retrospective of the works of Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723-1792), England's celebrated portrait painter. Two centuries later, this e-gallery offers the modern visitor a historical reconstruction of that long-lost Regency blockbuster." 

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Finding a suitable husband for your daughter is as important in 19th century England as it is in modern day India. Although centuries and cultures apart, Pride and Prejudice and Bride and Prejudice prove to both be intriguing adaptations focused around the theme of finding the right suitor.

Follow the Dashwood sisters in Sense and Sensibility's late 1700's southwest England, and Beverly Hills sisters Nora and Mary in From Prada to Nada as both pairs contend with losing their "posh" lifestyles and adapting to a more meager existence. Along the way, they learn that without love, family, and community, Prada is really worth Nada.

Photography. Encyclopædia Britannica Image Quest. Web. 5 Feb 2013

Photography. Encyclopædia Britannica Image Quest. Web. 5 Feb 2013.

Pride and Prejudice Revisited

Lessons from Jane

Portrait Of The English Writer Jane Austen (1775-1817). Fine Art. Encyclopædia Britannica Image Quest. Web. 26 May 2013.

Although it is 200 years since Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice was first published, and much has changed in that time, there are many things that still remain the same such as friendship, love, and romance. From Jane Austen's works there are 5 lessons that still resonate in this day and age:

  1. Looks can deceive you
  2. Wait for the one who is right for you
  3. Women need their girlfriends
  4. Don't push your friends around
  5. Romance isn't everything

Delve into the many books authored by Jane Austen to see how these life-lessons come alive with her various characters. You may very well find that even though it is 200 years later, you can totally relate to the challenges they faced "back in the day"


Source: Nardin, Jane "200 Years After 'Pride and Prejudice', Five Things Jane Austen Can Teach Us", Wall Street Journal 1 January 2013, online edition (