An afternoon with Jane Austen

Pride and Prejudice celebrates it's 200th birthday on Monday January 28th.  Make yourself a nice cup of tea and spend a relaxing afternoon with Jane Austen.  Here are some biographies, novels, and films for you to enjoy.

Pride and prejudice / Jane Austen

Pride and prejudice / Jane Austen

"It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife."

Who can resist a novel that starts with that sentence?

Becoming Jane

Becoming Jane [DVD-videorecording]

Anne Hathaway gives a radiant performance as a young, love-struck Jane Austen in the witty and engaging romantic comedy Becoming Jane

Jane Austen : a life revealed / Catherine Reef

Jane Austen : a life revealed / Catherine Reef

Introduce your favorite young person to the world of Jane Austen with this biography designed for children.

Pride and Prejudice

Pride & prejudice [DVD-videorecording]

This version features Keira Knightly as Elizabeth Bennet.

Of course, you can't beat Colin Firth as Mr. Darcy in the BBC mini-series.

Pride and prejudice and zombies

Pride and prejudice and zombies / by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith

As a mysterious plague falls upon the village of Meryton and zombies start rising from the dead, Elizabeth Bennett is determined to destroy the evil menace, but becomes distracted by the arrival of the dashing and arrogant Mr. Darcy.

Pride & prejudice

Pride & prejudice [electronic resource] / by Jane Austen

Don't worry if there are no copies of Pride and Prejudice on the shelf because there is always an electronic copy available for you to read.  Check out a Sony E-Reader at the Reference Desk and our staff will show you how easy it is to enjoy a classic using the new technology.

Jane Austen compact disc collection [CD-sound recording] : persuasion, pride and prejudice, Emma.

Jane Austen compact disc collection [CD-sound recording] : persuasion, pride and prejudice, Emma.

Add some romance to your commute or road trip with this CD collection

The Jane Austen book club / Karen Joy Fowler.

The Jane Austen book club / Karen Joy Fowler.

As six Californians get together to form a book club to discuss the novels of Jane Austen, their lives are turned upside down by troubled marriages, illicit affairs, changing relationships, and love, in a comedy of contemporary manners.

Bride & prejudice [DVD-videorecording]

Bride & prejudice [DVD-videorecording]

You will love this Bollywood version of Pride and Prejudice!

What Jane Austen ate and Charles Dickens knew : from fox hunting to whist : the facts of daily life in nineteenth-century England / Daniel Pool

What Jane Austen ate and Charles Dickens knew : from fox hunting to whist : the facts of daily life in nineteenth-century England / Daniel Pool

For every frustrated reader of the great nineteenth-century English novels of Austen, Trollope, Dickens, or the Brontës who has ever wondered whether a duke outranked an earl, when to yell "Tally Ho!" at a fox hunt, or how one landed in "debtor's prison," here is a "delightful reader's companion that lights up the literary dark" (The New York Times).

nbm; summaries from publisher materials.

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