Pride and Prejudice 200

January 27, 2013 marks the 200th Anniversary of the publication of Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. Personally I think it’s one of the best novels ever written. It’s one of the books that when I dip into it to try to find a quote for a project, I suddenly look up and I’ve read several chapters and find myself needing to read the entire thing again. I have several editions of the book in my collection, including one illustrated by Helen Sewell who also was one of the first two illustrators of the Little House series.

As part of the celebration they have selection Pride and Prejudice as the 2013 Linn Area Reads book. Read more about it here:

Find the text online:

There is a large Austen fanbase. Find out more about them here:

And find lots of Austen stuff all over Facebook.


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Sarah S. Uthoff is a nationally known Laura Ingalls Wilder authority and has presented at five of the Wilder homesites, many times at the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum, many conferences and numerous libraries, museums, and events around the Midwest. She is the main force behind Trundlebed Tales fighting to bring the History, Mystery, Magic, and Imagination of Laura Ingalls Wilder and other greats of children’s literature and history to life for a new generation. How can you help? Attend one of her programs, schedule one yourself, watch her videos, listen to her podcast, look at her photos, and find her on Facebook , Twitter , Google+, LinkedIn , SlideShare, and . Professionally she is a reference librarian at Kirkwood Community College and former director of the Oxford (Iowa) Public Library.

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