July 18, 2017, marks the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s death. Two centuries later, we continue to celebrate her legacy. Within the pages of her novels, Austen crafted sweeping romances, biting social critiques, and sharp heroines that have stood the test of time. Whether you’re a writer, a reader, or both, Jane Austen is an author to respect and emulate. As a gift, Penguin Random House is offering an Essential Guide to Jane Austen. In it, you’ll find:
- Alexander McCall Smith on adapting Emma;
- Helena Kelly on lessons 21st-Century women can learn from Jane Austen;
- Juliette Wells, editor of the Penguin Classics edition of Emma, on the joy of editing Jane Austen;
- A guide to where to visit Jane Austen houses;
- And much more!
You can get your own PDF copy of the guide and indulge your inner Austen fan to your heart’s content, here via Penguin Signature. A note to Facebook and Instagram mobile users: You may need to open your mobile device’s browser and copy and paste the following URL into your browser’s address bar in order to get the guide: www.signature-reads.com/jane-austen