Pride & Prejudice Day!

Pride & Prejudice was first published on 28 January 1813. Join us online for our annual celebration of all things P&P!

‘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, over 200 years ago, it continues to delight readers around the world, and to inspire countless adaptations, translations and spin-offs.

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!

This year we will be celebrating online with Jane Austen fans across the world.

Join us on social media throughout the day, and zoom in for some fabulous online events:

Virtual Book Club: Pride & Prejudice (1pm GMT) is a lively lunch-break book club, discussing all things Pride & Prejudice! We’ll get the ball rolling with questions, ideas and provocations, and then it’s over to you – as a group we’ll share thoughts, theories, favourites and best-bits.

First edition of Pride and Prejudice in three volumes with marbled covers

The Bennet Sisters’ Guide to Jane Austen’s House (4.30pm GMT) is a fun, family-friendly introduction to Jane Austen’s House, under the expert guidance of the five Bennet girls – Jane, Lizzy, Mary, Kitty and Lydia… What sort of tour guides will they be?!

Virtual ‘Pride & Prejudice’ Tour (7pm GMT) is a very special virtual guided tour of Jane Austen’s House, using the House itself and objects from the collection to reveal the themes, characters and events of Jane Austen’s beloved novel.

We’ll be counting down the days with more posts, news, competitions and ways to join in – so watch this space for more P&P Day news in the run up to the big day!


Jane Austen novels with colourful covers

To celebrate Pride and Prejudice Day, we have teamed up with our friends at Vintage Books to offer you the chance to win this beautiful set of Jane Austen Vintage Classics novels PLUS a pair of admission tickets to the House.  Head over to our Instagram page to enter!

More Pride & Prejudice Day News

Pride & Prejudice Day: Exploring Characters & Objects

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

10 Ways to Celebrate Pride & Prejudice Day

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, we’ve got you covered!

Which Pride and Prejudice character are you? 

Prep for the big day by checking which P&P character you are most like! Share your results with us via our social channels!