Mad About Jane, Lizzie and Mr. Darcy
Published on Saturday, December 10, 2011 - 11:22am
Jane Austen was born in December 1775. Austen's work fell into obscurity after her death in 1817, but renewed interest in Austen's novels began to develop in the 20th century. This interest intensified after Colin Firth played Mr. Darcy in a 1995 BBC serialization of Pride and Prejudice.
Austen's work has inspired numerous authors. Petworth Library has a display of Austen's work and some of the authors inspired by her, including:
|Prom and Prejudice|
|The Dashwood Sisters Tell All|
|Jane and the Canterbury Tale|
|Jane Austen Book Club|