A Woman’s Wit: Jane Austen’s Life and Legacy

A Woman’s Wit: Jane Austen’s Life and Legacy
The Morgan Library and Museum
225 Madison Avenue at 36th Street
New York, NY
6 November 2009 – 14 March 2010

A new exhibition featuring the life and work of Jane Austen opens in New York today.

From the Morgan Library website:

This exhibition explores the life, work, and legacy of Jane Austen (1775–1817), regarded as one of the greatest English novelists. Offering a close-up portrait of the iconic British author, whose popularity has surged over the last two decades with numerous motion picture and television adaptations of her work, the show provides tangible intimacy with Austen through the presentation of more than 100 works, including her manuscripts, personal letters, and related materials, many of which the Morgan has not exhibited in over a quarter century.

An online version of the exhibition is available here:

This includes images of the author and her letters as well as contemporary works by Gillray and (the suddenly ubiquitous) Sandby from the Mordan Library collections.

There is also a digital version of the manuscript of Lady Susan. This is the only surviving draft of any of Austen’s novels.

Find out more about the exhibition and related events here:

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