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Jane Austen was born December 16, 1775

Jane Austen was born 238 years ago on December 16, 1775 in Steventon, England. She died on July 18, 1817 at age 41 in Winchester, England. She is one of the most widely read writers in English literature.

A news article published in November 2011 revealed that Jane Austen might have died of arsenic poisoning. Arsenic was a common ingredient in medicines of the time.

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 Jane Austen's works in our library collection

Audio Recordings of her books on CD and tape

Movie Adaptations of her books on DVD

Books and films about Jane Austen and her works

Jane Austen Read-alikes

Newer book acquisitions of interest to fans of Jane Austen (click on cover for online catalog link)

Dinner with Mr. Darcy: Recipes Inspired by the Novels of Jane AustinThe Real Jane Austen: A Life in Small ThingsJane Austen Quilts Inspired by Her Novels   
16158557What Matters in Jane Austen?: Twenty Crucial Puzzles Solved
 
Connecticut Chapter of the Jane Austen Society of North America
 
Online exhibition on Jane Austen compiled by the Morgan
Library in New York
 
Turquoise Jane Austen ring sells at auction
 
Jane Austen's House Museum in Chawton, England
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Great Gatsby - Resources and Display

Come to the Library and check out our beautiful display on THE GREAT GATSBY.

It features a reprint of F. Scott Fitzgerald's ledger. The opened page lists the first earnings for THE GREAT GATSBY in Fitzgerald's handwriting. Displayed as well are photos, interesting quotations, a beautiful necklace... plus several books from our collection connected to this famous novel, its time period and author.

Join us for a discussion of "THE GREAT GATSBY: The Book, The Movies & More", on Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at 7 pm in Friends Room of Miller Memorial Library in Hamden, CT.

The Great Gatsby - Hamden Library Book Discussion Blog

Books in our collection about The Great Gatsby

Book Discussion Guide about THE GREAT GATSBY (from our NoveList Plus database)

Information about THE GREAT GATSBY (from our database BLOOM's LITERARY REFERENCE ONLINE)

Books in our collection written by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Books about the Roaring Twenties

 

 

 

200th Anniversary of "Pride and Prejudice"

This month marks the 200th anniversary of one of the most popular novels in English literature: "Pride and Prejudice" written by Jane Austen was published on January 28, 1813. Since then, it has sold more than 20 million copies worldwide. Below is the title page from the first edition of the first volume of "Pride and Prejudice". Here are a couple of interesting links:

http://www.prideandprejudice200.org.uk/

Jane Austen Society of North America Student Essay Contest

Pride and Prejudice: A Jane Austen interactive. Compiled by THE GUARDIAN. Leading writers give an alternative reading of its characters.

Goucher College Library Exhibition: Pride and Prejudice - a 200 year affair.

Free Library of Philadelphia: Day Long Celebration - January 28, 2013.

 

Jane Austen's 237th Birthday - December 16, 2012

Jane Austen was born 237 years ago on December 16, 1775 in Steventon, England. She died on July 18, 1817 at age 41 in Winchester, England. She is one of the most widely read writers in English literature.

A news article published in November 2011 revealed that Jane Austen might have died of arsenic poisoning. Arsenic was a common ingredient in medicines of the time.

 
The Connecticut Chapter of the Jane Austen Society of North America has organized a JANE AUSTEN SUMMER CAMP which will take place from July 26-28, 2013 in Middletown, CT. For more information click here.

Jane Austen's works in our library collection

Audio Recordings of her books on CD and tape

Movie Adaptations of her books on DVD

Books and films about Jane Austen and her works

Jane Austen Read-alikes

Newer book acquisitions of interest to fans of Jane Austen (click on the cover for link to the online catalog)

http://www.syndetics.com/index.aspx?type=xw12&isbn=0674049748/LC.GIF&client=hamdp&upc=&oclc=The Real Jane Austen: A Life in Small Thingshttp://www.syndetics.com/index.aspx?type=xw12&isbn=0674049160/LC.GIF&client=hamdp&upc=&oclc=

   

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Online exhibition on Jane Austen compiled by the Morgan
Library in New York
 
Turquoise Jane Austen ring sells at auction
 
Jane Austen's House Museum in Chawton, England