Pride and Prejudice anniversary posts from The New Yorker and the Spectator

Supplied by Bill and Anna for your enjoyment!

William Deresiewicz, Happy two hundredth birthday, Pride and Prejudice, The New Yorker, January 28, 2013: Deresiewicz writes that Darcy and Elizabeth “are archetypes of the way we want to be: clever but good, fallible and forgiven, glamorous, amorous, and very, very happy.”

Rebecca Mead, Without Austen, no Eliot, The New Yorker, January 29, 2013: Mead quotes George Henry Lewes,  as saying “To read one of her books is like an actual experience of life.” Lewes, you probably know, later became George Eliot‘s lover and was in fact commissioned by Eliot to write an essay on Austen.

James Walton, Whatever happened to dear Aunt Jane, The Spectator, 26 January, 2013: Walton reviews Paula Byrne‘s (she of the “new” portrait) The real Jane Austen: A life in small things and our Susannah Fullerton’s Happily Ever After: Celebrating Jane Austen’s ‘Pride and Prejudice’.


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