Hello fellow Janeites! Today we’re celebrating the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s death. At only 41, she left behind a formidable oeuvre and some of the most beloved characters in British literature. (Although Mark Twain certainly didn’t seem to think so.) You can judge for yourself with a stroll through the Library book stacks: PR4034 (Level D in the Main Stacks) is as good a place as any to begin your journey to Pemberley.
Austen inspires a considerable amount of fanfiction.
For those who wish to delve a little deeper.
And finally, don’t forget to stop by the Bancroft Library’s current exhibit through September 1st to see a rare 1811 first edition of Austen’s Sense and Sensibility, written by “a lady.” 😉