DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A taste of 19th century England is coming to southwest Ohio as Wright State University hosts a conference and celebration marking the 200th anniversary of publication of Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice."
"Pride and Prejudice: The Bicentennial" runs Oct. 10-12. It will feature presentations by scholars from around the world, theatrical performances, an English tea party and a formal Regency Ball.
The three-day event was conceived by assistant English professor Crystal Lake. She was a visiting fellow two summers ago at the Chawton House Library in England, near the house where Austen lived while she was writing the book.
Lake said discussing the experience with faculty and students persuaded her of an enduring love of the novel of Elizabeth Bennet, Mr. Darcy, morals, manners and marriage.