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Friday, January 26, 2018

Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice Published 206 Years Ago January 28th

Just wanted to mention that on January 28th in 1812, 206 years ago, Jane Austen's Pride And Prejudice was published...


 It is my favorite of her books, I think...and it has spun off so many books...


I just finished reading this ebook, Love Letters From Mr. Darcy by Dawn King and did enjoy it...

I also love this great tea themed Jane Austen tea book by Kim Wilson...perfect for Jane Austen and tea history fans...whoever they might be.....Lol!



I just got out the book to share a quote...and there are very many memorable ones from Jane Austen. The book has all sorts of great information about Jane and tea related quotes taken from her novels. There are also teatime recipes and little snippets of tea lore. All together a fun book.


"I am sorry to hear that there has been a rise in tea. I do not mean to pay Twining till later in the day, when we may order a fresh supply."

from a letter from Jane Austen to Cassandra, 6 March 1814
from page 30 of Tea With Jane Austen


There was also mention of this Wedgwood dinner set...image from Sotheby's...which was bought by Jane's prosperous brother Edward, adopted as heir to the Knight family and subsequently heir to a tidy inheritance...and Jane shopped for this Wedgwood teaset with her brother, which she mentions in a letter to her sister Cassandra....the pattern is a small lozenge in purple with the Knight family crest and was on loan from the Knight family and on display at the Jane Austen House Museum until December 2010, when the cash strapped family had to sell it at auction. I couldn't find the buyer or final sell price, but I hope it went to a loving home and will appear again some day.


Also, which I have blogged about before, Jane Austen's ring, descended through the family, finally went on display in the UK on February 14th, 2014...


After it had been bought at auction by US singer Kelly Clarkson for £152,450 in 2012. BUT...the UK ruled that English had to be given the opportunity to keep the national treasure from leaving the UK, which was done through donations. Enough was raised to secure it for the Jane Austen's House Museum in Hampshire where it now resides.
You can purchase a reproduction if you want from the museum...


Have a lovely day! I am off for a cup of tea and a re-read of Pride And Prejudice!


And join me on Monday for Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

2 comments:

  1. Such a timeless classic! Two hundred years later and there is still so much buzz about this book. One of my goals this year is to read more or even one Jane Austen novel. I belong to a British book club and will "encourage" the others to choose one of her titles soon. I'm eager to read Sense and Sensibility or Emma.
    The information about her ring was so interesting as well as the Wedgwood set. You do such a great job incorporating history into your blog. Thank you so much for sharing!

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  2. What a gorgeous lavender cup! Thanks for hosting!

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