A Rather Lovely Soirée: Quizzes and Quizzicality

A Rather Lovely Soirée
Talk like Jane Austen Day
Event production by
Random Magic Tour
Sasha Soren (Random Magic)
Oct. 30, 2011

Welcome, dear guests! You've arrived at a rather lovely soirée in honor of Talk like Jane Austen Day. Talk like Jane Austen Day is an annual event, but October 30, 2011 is a particularly special day, as it marks the 200th anniversary of the first printing of Sense and Sensibility (1811), Austen's first published novel.

In honor of the day, we've assembled a delightful collection of interesting features on all things Jane Austen and her times.

Official site: Talk like Jane Austen Day

Here we have a delightful video by vlogger Sable Caught. The video is being hosted here, as she as yet has no matching blog for her video channel, and it would be a pity to miss this quirky clip - in which our esteemed young host does, in fact, talk like Jane Austen.

Please feel free browse the video, which includes a quiz for anyone who loves Jane Austen and her works - and a chance to win a contemporary Austenian book. Pencils at the ready, dear worthies, as the quiz includes a tidbit from nearly all of Austen's novels.

Helpful materials: Browse this book | Respond with your answers

Additional goodies available:

WIN this book at Bookie Brunch, offer open through December 15, 2011.
About: When publisher Thomas Cadell declined an unsolicited manuscript offered to him by a Hampshire clergyman in 1797, he made one of the biggest mistakes in publishing history, for the manuscript was an early version of Pride and Prejudice, and the clergyman's daughter was destined to become one of the most recognizable names in literature... (More)

JUST FOR FUN, take a quiz to find out which of Jane Austen heroine is most like you:

INVITATION to Pemberley Ball, Nov. 14-19, 2011
You're also invited to another charming Jane Austen event, the annual Pemberley Ball, held every November and hosted by vvb32reads (@vvb32reads).

More information on Pemberley Ball
Pre-event reading from Pride and Prejudice: Listen

Please feel free to browse the collection of badges below, as each one of them will feature an interesting topic related to Jane Austen and her times, and you're sure to enjoy them all.

Thank you for visiting, it's been so nice to see you. Happy Talk like Jane Austen Day!

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Additional credits: Image shown above quiz is an illustration of Marianne Dashwood and Mr. Willoughby. Artist is C.E. Brock.