Monday, March 1, 2010

Jane Austen Challenge kicks off today!

Attic Salt's Jane Austen Challenge kicks off today, with Sense and Sensibility. Readers around the Internet will be joining together to read Austen's first novel, which was published in 1811 in three volumes.

Originally published anonymously (the title page attributes the work to "a lady," Sense and Sensibility was a later version of Elinor and Marianne, an epistolary novel Austen wrote in 1795. Austen paid for the book's publication herself and would have had the cover any losses, but she ended up earning a profit of 140 pounds from the first edition.

As a reminder, here is the schedule:

Saturday, March 6 - Chapters 1-13
Saturday, March 13 - Chapters 14-22
Saturday, March 20 - Chapters 23-34
Saturday, March 27 - Chapters 35-44
Wednesday, March 31 - Chapters 45-50

So next Monday, I'll be posting on the first 13 chapters of the book, and I'll welcome comments/posts/what-have-you on those chapters or anything else you'd like to say about Austen. Happy reading, all!

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