Two years ago, Janeites celebrated the 200th birthday of S&S, and this year we are celebrating P&P. Yes, today marks 200 years since P&P was first published. The book had been rejected by a publisher in the late 1790s, but a much smarter publisher accepted it for publication on January 28, 1813. And the world is a better place as a result.
I have been listening to the “readathon” at the Jane Austen Centre website. It’s been a lot of fun listening to each chapter as read by a different person. It was supposed to go from 11 a.m. — 11 p.m. GMT, but it’s now 1:30 a.m. GMT on the 29th and there are still at least 6 or 7 chapters left to go.