Happy Pride & Prejudice Day!

Join us for our annual celebration of Pride & Prejudice - first published on this day in 1813.

‘It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.’

Pride & Prejudice

Pride & Prejudice is one of the world’s most popular and beloved novels. First published on 28 January 1813, 209 years ago, it continues to delight readers around the world. Our annual celebrations for Pride & Prejudice Day bring a welcome cheer to the depths of January, and give us all a welcome opportunity to celebrate our favourite lines, moments and characters!

Events

There’s still time to grab a ticket to our fabulous online events!

This scene is set in Jane Austen's bedroom at Chawton. The bed is similar in design to Jane’s childhood bed, made to order in 1794 when the Austen family were living in Steventon. Mr Austen placed the order for two beds for Cassandra and Jane, with the Ring Brothers in Basingstoke.

Social media

Join us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and TikTok – and help to spread the Pride & Prejudice Day love! We want to hear your favourite quotes from Pride & Prejudice, your favourite characters, why you love the novel, and how you are celebrating! Join in using #PrideandPrejudiceDay

Jane Austen novels with colourful covers. Credit: Vintage Books

Credit: Vintage Books

10 Ways to Celebrate

Join in at home with our fun guide to celebrating P&P Day – from writing a letter to eating soup and handing out ‘unstudied’ compliments!

Quiz

Which Pride & Prejudice character are you most like? Take our handy quiz to find out!

Around the world 🌎

In celebration of Pride & Prejudice Day, we asked Jane Austen Societies around the world to read a few lines from the opening paragraph of Pride & Prejudice

Readers from: The Netherlands, Spain, Denmark, UK, Italy, Thailand, Australia, Germany, Japan, New Zealand, Mexico, USA and Argentina!

Characters & Objects

Explore our mini online exhibition, using some very special objects from our collection to examine six of our favourite characters from the novel.

First reading…

Our winter exhibition ‘Six Winters: Scenes from Jane Austen’s Life & Imagination’ recreates the first time P&P was read aloud in January 1813, by Jane and her mother, right here in the Drawing Room…

The Drawing Room at Jane Austen's House, with a Hepplewhite armchair owned by the Austens pulled up to the fire. A mannequin wears a day dress from 'Becoming Jane'

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