"It is a truth universally acknowledged," might be one of the most well know opening lines of any classic literature. Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice is celebrating its 200th anniversary this year, and the Upper Dublin Library is getting in on the international celebration. Four programs over the next three months will celebrate the mile stone for the well love classic-turned film.
First, former history teacher from Upper Dublin High School, Steve Heck, will discuss the real history behind the stories of the upper class is Georgian England on Wednesday, March 27 at 7 p.m.
On Sunday, April 28, Elizabeth Steele, from the Jane Austen Society of North America, will speak about the past, present and future of Pride and Prejudice.
Fans of Austen's books and movies are welcome to come join the discussion on Wednesday, May 22, and are encouraged to bring their Austen collectibles for a Jane Austen show-and-tell.
To cap off the local celebration, on Wednesday, May 29, join the Georgian England costume drama at the library and listen to how clothes from the time period has influenced fashion for the next 200 years.