In 2013 Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice turns 200! You are invited to help celebrate this auspicious occasion with Susannah, President of the Jane Austen Society of Australia.
Here is the tale of how Pride and Prejudice came to be written, its first reception in a world that didn't take much notice of it and then, its growing popularity. As well as discussing the famous characters, Susannah Fullerton looks at the style of the novel - its wicked irony, its brilliant structuring, its revolutionary use of the technique known as 'free indirect speech'. Pride and Prejudice has morphed into may strange and interesting forms - screen adaptations, sequels, prequels and updates. Join us to see why this novel remains on everyone's bookshelf.
Where: Cafe 1812, 19 Oxford Street, Paddington
When: 20th Feburary 2013 at 6.30pm
RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org (marq)