Today is Jane Austen's 235th birthday! In celebration of this day, I want to share with you some new Jane Austen titles that have been added to our collection:
Dancing with Mr. Darcy: stories inspired by Jane Austen and Chawton House Library compiled by Sarah Waters (King Library 2nd floor PR1309.L68 D36 2010b)
Women reviewing women in nineteenth-century Britain: the critical reception of Jane Austen, Charlotte Brontë and George Eliot by Joanne Wilkes (King Library 2nd floor PR75 .W56 2010.)
Jane Austen and children by David Selwyn (King Library 2nd floor PR4037 .S45 2010)
Pride and prejudice: an annotated edition by Jane Austen ; edited by Patricia Meyer Spacks (King Library 2nd floor PR4034 .P7 2010)
Jane Austen edited by Jack Lynch. (King Library 2nd floor PR4037 .J287 2010)
Also, if you haven't checked it out, you should take a look at Jane Austen's Fiction Manuscripts Digital Edition. It gathers together 1100 pages of fiction written in Jane Austen’s own hand. Through digital reunification, it is now possible to access, read, and compare high quality images of original manuscripts whose material forms are scattered around the world in libraries and private collections.
Finally a group of bloggers are doing a blog tour in honor of Jane Austen today. They are giving away prizes to those who visit the various blogs listed and leave a comment. Prizes include a copy of the 2005 Pride and Prejudice dvd, a package of Bingley's Tea, a copy of Jane Austen in Manhattan dvd, three issues of Jane Austen's Regency World, and signed editions of several fiction and non-fiction books related to Jane Austen!