Publication: NZ BookLovers

How many novels can you think of that have been voted the world’s favourite novel and the most romantic novel ever written; which have been translated into over 40 languages, and spawned a never-ending stream of adaptions for movies, television, sequels, prequels and retellings; and which features the unforgettable opening line: “It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a man of good fortune, must be in want of a wife”?

Susannah Fullerton, Austen scholar, head of the Australian Jane Austen Society, and author of numerous books on Jane Austen, came to Auckland this week for a series of talks to remind us of the ongoing love affair that the world has with Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. Last year Pride and Prejudicecelebrated its 200 year anniversary, which was marked by events all around the world, and which also saw the launch of Fullerton’s latest book Happily Ever After.

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