Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Chicago shines spotlight on Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Attention Jane Austen fans. The Chicago Public Library has a program called One Book, One Chicago, in which all residents of the city are encouraged to read the same book at the same time and participate in discussion groups and attend special events - and the current selection is Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen.

The library provides background information on its website. See About the author or Jane Austen's England, for instance. Then there's a On film page, which is how I know that there is a Bollywood musical take-off called Bride and Prejudice, which has already had one showing as part of One Book, One Chicago, and will be shown again Oct. 25, at the Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State St., Cindy Pritzker Auditorium...

There's more.

(And, OK, some of the Discussion Questions are, uhm, somewhat silly, let's say. You can't have everything ;-)

The library also has lists of Classic British Authors and New Classic British Authors For Younger Readers.

Somewhat related previous post: Jane Austen fans, unite

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