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The Pride and Prejudice Bicentenary Challenge

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Pride and Prejudice Bicentenary Challenge

2013 is a celebratory year for the legion of Jane Austen fans. It marks the Pride and Prejudice bicentenary, which was her second published novel.

“Upon the whole… I am well satisfied enough. The work is rather too light, and bright, and sparkling; it wants  shade; it wants to be stretched out here and there with a long chapter of sense, if it could be had; if not, of solemn specious nonsense, about something unconnected with the story: an essay on writing, a critique on Walter Scott, or the history of Buonaparté, or anything that would form a contrast and bring the reader with increased delight to the playfulness and general epigrammatism of the general style”.
Jane Austen to Cassandra, reflecting on Pride and Prejudice
Chawton, Thursday, February 4, 1813

Pride and Prejudice bicentenary challenge

There is so much to praise in Jane Austen’s most popular novel which has inspired many movie adaptations, book sequels, and spinoffs. In its honor Austenprose – A Jane Austen Blog is pleased to announce another reading and viewing challenge for our readers:

The Pride and Prejudice Bicentenary Challenge 2013

If you have not read Jane Austen’s masterpiece, (or would like to revisit it in honor of its special anniversary) join the challenge and read, view, or participate in any Pride and Prejudice-inspired entertainment along with other Janeites, historical fiction, Regency romance readers and period drama movie lovers.

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