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.
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 Nigerian author Chinua Achebe died on March 21, 2013 at age 82 in Boston. His first novel and
magnum opus, Things Fall Apart (1958), is the most widely read book in modern African literature.
Mr. Achebe was born on November 16, 1930 in Ogidi, Nigeria Protectorate.
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:
Pride and Prejudice: A Jane Austen interactive. Compiled by THE GUARDIAN. Leading writers give an alternative reading of its characters.
Newer book acquisitions of interest to fans of Jane Austen (click on the cover for link to the online catalog)