In 2017 the literary world commemorates the 200th anniversary of the death of Jane Austen in a year packed with exhibitions, talks, walks and performances – as well as her appearance on the British £10 note.
Although there were only six completed novels, Austen left an enormous legacy when she died on July 18, 1817, at the age of only 41. The Joy of Jane brings together some of today’s leading writers and authorities on Jane Austen to offer their thoughts on her endearing appeal. They include:
MAGGIE LANE / DEIRDRE LE FAYE / SUSANNAH FULLERTON / RUTH WILLIAMSON / CARRIE BEBRIS / EMILY BRAND / PENELOPE FRIDAY / AMY PATTERSON / NIGEL STARCK / MARGARET SULLIVAN / KIM WILSON / RICHARD JENKYNS
… plus excerpts from Reginald Farrer’s seminal essay in The Quarterly Review of July 1917 that marked the 100th anniversary of Jane Austen’s death.