Celebrating 200 Years of Pride and Prejudice
A Pathfinders Tour
July 14-25, 2013
Chatsworth House, Derbyshire (photo © Lauraleen O'Connor)
“With the mention of Derbyshire there were many ideas connected. It was impossible for her to see the word without thinking of Pemberley and its owner.”
The 200th anniversary of Pride and Prejudice was celebrated with a memorable tour of Jane Austen’s England tailored for JASNA members. This trip was a wonderful opportunity to see the houses where Jane Austen lived and places she visited in Steventon, Bath, Winchester, and Chawton, as well as the Leigh family estate Stoneleigh Abbey. The itinerary also included a journey to Derbyshire to see “the celebrated beauties” of Chatsworth and the Peak district and an excursion to Brighton—a place that for Lydia Bennet “comprised every possibility of earthly happiness.” Tours of villages and estates used to bring Meryton, Lambton, and Pemberley to life in film and television adaptations rounded out the experience. Please refer to the itinerary web page for details.
JASNA-sponsored tours provide entrée to private homes and special events not available to the public. This year participants will enjoy a private tour of Jane Austen’s House Museum and Chawton Great House (now Chawton House Library), attend the Annual General Meeting of the Jane Austen Society (JAS) of the U.K., and meet with JAS members for collegial discussions.