Exhibition: The Making of Pride and Prejudice

Jane Austen’s House

Date: 3rd Jan 2024 - 31st Mar 2024
Time: During opening hours
Price: Range from Included with House entry

This exhibition follows the extraordinary journey of Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen’s most beloved novel, from first draft to publication and on through some of its most important and influential editions and incarnations.

The exhibition will showcase a wealth of glorious Pride and Prejudice material, including a rare first edition, a first American edition, a “Peacock edition” illustrated by Hugh Thomson, and a first paperback edition. It also covers adaptations of the novel, from the first theatrical adaptations to the first film released in 1940, and BBC TV adaptations from 1938 – 1995.

The exhibition explores reactions to the novel through the ages, beginning with a letter Jane Austen wrote to her sister on the novel’s first publication, and goes on to look at the novel’s critical reception and legacy.

This display will run from 31 March 2023 and is free with House entry!


Jane Austen's House Winchester Road Chawton Hampshire GU34 1SD
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