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Pride and Prejudice - 200th Anniversary Special

Mariella Frostrup marks the 200th anniversary of the publication of Jane Austen's most universally popular novel, Pride and Prejudice.

To mark the 200th anniversary of the publication of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, Mariella Frostrup travels to Austen's home for the last eight years of her life, Chawton Cottage, in the leafy village of Chawton in Hampshire, where she revised or wrote the books that have made her a literary sensation around the world. Joining Mariella there, surrounded by first editions of Pride and Prejudice and the small writing table she's thought to have written on, are Austen scholars and enthusiasts Prof John Mullan, Bharat Tandon and Paula Byrne.
Pride and Prejudice has also inspired many writers over the years and one of the most successful and popular has been Bridget Jones Diary, written by Helen Fielding, who explores the similarities and differences between her heroine Bridge Jones and the more demure Elizabeth Bennet.
Producer: Andrea Kidd.

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28 minutes


Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen
Publisher: Wordsworth Classics

What Matters in Jane Austen?: Twenty Crucial Puzzles Solved – John Mullan
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

The Real Jane Austen: A Life in Small Things – Paula Byrne
Publisher: HarperPress

Jane Austen and the Theatre – Paula Byrne
Publisher: Hambledon Continuum

Emma: An Annotated Edition – Jane Austen, Bharat Tandon
Publisher: Harvard University Press

Jane Austen and the Morality of Conversation – Bharat Tandon
Publisher: Anthem Press


  • Sun 13 Jan 2013 16:00
  • Thu 17 Jan 2013 15:30

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