Coming to New York any time soon? Head on down to the Morgan Library at 225 Madison Avenue for an entire exhibit devoted to Jane Austen, including her letters, illustrated early volumes of her books, and an original manuscript. The exhibition concludes with a documentary film, The Divine Jane, which features interviews with authors and critics about Austen’s impact on fiction—and is available online for viewing, though I’m not sure if it’s US-only.
The exhibit will be at the Morgan through 14 March 2010, so you’ve got time to stop by. And if you’re not coming to New York, there’s an online exhibition, too, which includes the documentary, selected images – including the Austen manuscript – and some of the images from the exhibit.
Thanks to Janice for the heads up. I’m definitely going to try to get to the Morgan Library soon – if you’ve been, how was it?