New Online Exhibit | Jane Austen 1817-2017: A Bicentennial Exhibit

Screenshot of the online exhibit

Screenshot of the online exhibit | Jane Austen 1817-2017: A Bicentennial Exhibit

The Special Collections Library is pleased to announce a new online exhibit: Jane Austen 1817-2017: A Bicentennial Exhibit. This exhibit honoring the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen's death was curated during Winter Term 2017 by students in English 313, taught by Professor Adela Pinch, Department of English, with exhibition assistance by Juli McLoone, Outreach Librarian and Curator, Special Collections Library, and Sigrid Anderson Cordell, Librarian for English Language and Literature. 

Viewers are invited to enjoy 19th and 20th century editions of Austen's novels,  explore Georgian England through the works of Austen's contemporaries, and learn how past and present generations of readers have responded to her unique narrative voice. A few highlights include the third American edition of Pride and Prejudice, published in Philadelphia by Carey & Hart in 1845, a 1767 edition of the the same Fordyce's Sermons that Mr. Collins attempts to read aloud to the Bennet sisters, and plates showing the landscaping work of Humphrey Repton, whom Maria Bertram's suitor, Mr. Rushton, wishes to hire to re-design the park at Sotherton Court in Mansfield Park.    

Please join the student curators of Jane Austen 1817-2017: A Bicentennial Exhibit for a celebratory open house and light refreshments on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 from 1:00-2:30pm in the Hatcher Library Gallery. 

Poster advertising exhibit opening on Tues. April 18, 2017 in the Hatcher Library Gallery from 1:00-2:30pm


Title page of 3rd American edition. Text. No illustrations.
Jane Austen, Elizabeth Bennet; or, Pride and Prejudice: A Novel (Philadelphia: Carey & Hart, T.K. & P.G. Collins, printers, 1845). 
Special Collections Library PR 4034 .P9 1845
Title page of Fordyce's Sermons. Text, no illustration.
James Fordyce, Sermons to Young Women... (London, printed for A. Millar and T. Cadell [etc.], 1768).
Special Collections Library BJ 1571 .F71 1768
Landscape showing an English manor on a hill, overlooking a lake in the foreground.
Humphrey Repton, Fragments on the Theory and Practice of Landscape Gardening: Including Some Remarks on Grecian and Gothic Architecture... (London : Printed by T. Bensley and Son, Bolt Court, Fleet Street; for J. Taylor, at the Architectural Library, High Holborn, 1816).
Special Collections Library SB471 .R435