Thursday, December 16, 2010

Happy 235th Birthday Jane Austen!


Jane Austen, one of the most beloved authors in classic literature, is celebrating her 235th birthday today! Well, she would be if she was still with us... but we can still celebrate her life and delightful novels with great enthusiasm! Below are some links to the many blogs and websites that are joining in on this Austen birthday bash. So here's a toast and cheer for this most extraordinary author, happy birthday Miss Austen!


Sourcebooks is joining in on the celebration of Jane Austen's birthday by offering the following:

Special e-book editions of:
  • Pride and Prejudice
  • Emma
  • Sense and Sensibility
  • Northanger Abbey
  • Persuasion and
  • Mansfield Park
These will be available for free on December 16th only and will include the full novels plus the legendary color illustrations of the Brock brothers (originally created to accompany the books in 1898).

Sourcebooks will also be offering these best-selling Austen inspired novels:
  • Eliza’s Daughter by Joan Aiken 
  • The Darcys & the Bingleys by Marsha Altman
  • Mr. Darcy Takes a Wife by Linda Berdoll
  • What Would Jane Austen Do? by Laurie Brown
  • The Pemberley Chronicles by Rebecca Ann Collins
  • The Other Mr. Darcy by Monica Fairview
  • Mr. Darcy’s Diary by Amanda Grange
  • Mr. & Mrs. Fitzwilliam Darcy: Two Shall Become One by Sharon Lathan
  • Lydia Bennet’s Story by Jane Odiwe
  • Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy by Abigail Reynolds


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