Pride & Prejudice Celebrates 200 Years

Calling all Janeites!* Pride and Prejudice turns 200 this month! Answer the following questions correctly, and you can win a Jane Austen book collection that was donated to Alexandria Library. The winner will be chosen at the end of February. See the Jane Austen display at the Barrett Branch.


1) What was the first of Jane Austen’s novels to be published?

2) Where is Jane Austen buried?

3) What was the original title of Pride and Prejudice?

4) Which two of her novels were published after her death?

5) Who was Jane’s closest confidante throughout her life?

6) What contemporary movie was based on her novel Emma?


*According to Austen scholar, Claudia Johnson, Janeitism is "the self-consciously idolatrous enthusiasm for 'Jane' and every detail relative to her."


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