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A Woman’s Wit

by habituallychic

11 . 04 . 09

I know what I am going to be doing Friday, barring any decorating emergencies, of course. I will be first in line to view the new Jane Austen exhibition at the Morgan Library and Museum! A Woman’s Wit: Jane Austen’s Life and Legacy runs from November 6, 2009-March 14, 2010 and “explores the life, work and legacy” of one of Britain’s most beloved female novelists. So far my knowledge of Jane Austen has been relegated to reading Pride and Prejudice and watching BBC adaptions of her work so I am excited to see her personal letters, manuscripts and early illustrated novels that will be on display so I can learn more about her. As a writer who tries to be witty, I owe a lot to this legendary lady and I look forward to paying my respects at this wonderful exhibition!

A lady’s imagination is very rapid; it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony in a moment.” – Jane Austen

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  1. Sallie Ann November 5, 2009 | 12:06 am

    What an interesting homage. Sounds great….enjoy.

  2. the NEO-traditionalist November 5, 2009 | 1:07 am

    I think I have the 5 hour long BBC version of Pride and Prejudice memorized…is that sad? Dying to see this!
    XXX Kate

  3. Greta Petra November 5, 2009 | 1:47 am

    Mmm I wish I could be there!! I LOVE Jane Austen! Enjoy it enough for both of us!
    xoxo Greta

  4. Alice Olive November 5, 2009 | 1:28 pm

    Cannot WAIT to see this!!

  5. Laura Holland November 5, 2009 | 3:45 pm

    Jane Austen is one of my favorite writers from my teen years! Thanks for sharing this with us!

  6. TheCluelessCrafter November 5, 2009 | 5:24 pm

    The Morgan has some of the most amazing exhibitions and that addition by Renzo Piano? Wow, must go!

  7. Proper Hunt November 10, 2009 | 2:59 pm

    This is great! I sent this to my mother-in-law who is a Naval Academy English professor who teaches a seminar on Jane Austen this semester. Might have to take a trip up to NYC with her for this!

    Love your blog!