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Jane Austen: 1775-1817

June 12, 2017

Jane Austen:  1775-1817

Jane Austen died on July 18, 1817, at the age of 41. We invite you to post a tribute in the Memorial Book in celebration of her life and work and in commemoration of the bicentenary of her death.

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  • Mary and Annie Byrne Jul 27, 2017, 4:18 AM (3 years ago)

    Jane thank you for allowing us to become a part of the magical world you created within the pages of your wonderful novels - you are an inspiration and we truly love your works of art which will live on forever!
    go raibh maith agat le gach duine in Eireann - thank you from everyone in Ireland

    love from Mary and Annie

    enjoy y

  • Veronica Churchill Jul 24, 2017, 9:59 PM (3 years ago)

    Jane - your works have been an endless source of comfort, laughter, and wisdom. Here's to another 200 years of inspiration!

  • Nili Olay Jul 24, 2017, 8:38 AM (3 years ago)

    Thank you Ms. Austen for many hours of pleasure both reading and discussing your novels. You have added so much enjoyment to life.

  • Jenn Jones Jul 23, 2017, 4:49 PM (3 years ago)

    Jane your words remain relevant 200 years later. You could not know the pleasure you were giving to generations while writing but I'm sure you are looking down at us with pleasure as we celebrate you and your works.

  • Pam Glew Jul 23, 2017, 3:58 PM (3 years ago)

    Dearest Jane, on July 18th I am thinking of you with some sadness but much pleasure, at the International Organization of Lace Annual Convention, near Philadelphia, PA, while taking a class in Tambour Work. Remembering Catherine Morland's "debating between her spotted and her tamboured muslin", I hope in your mind, you had her choose the latter, but either way, nothing can change my utter devotion to, and eternal gratitude for all your works!

  • Kathleen Conway Jul 20, 2017, 4:48 AM (3 years ago)

    Thank you, Ms. Austen, for a lifetime of reading joys.

  • JoAnn Rich Jul 19, 2017, 9:42 PM (3 years ago)

    My husband and I spent Jane's 200th commerative in Winchester Cathedral attending two beautiful ceremonies honoring Miss Austen. We were so blessed to be able to do this and we are coming home with a British coin with Jane on it. How Wonderful!

  • Clara Browda Jul 19, 2017, 9:42 PM (3 years ago)

    Jane Austen was an elegant writer. With a wonderful ability to use the language well. Although she lived 200 years ago she wrote about us. I'm sure we have all met a Charlotte or a Lady Catherine or a Mr. Collins. We are lucky to have her 6 novels and of course we wish there were more. Thank you Miss Austen,
    Clara Browda

  • Veronica Jul 19, 2017, 8:37 PM (3 years ago)

    We all love to instruct, though we can teach only what is not worth knowing.
    -- Pride & Prejudice

  • Jessica Joseph Jul 19, 2017, 2:49 PM (3 years ago)

    At critical times of my life, I often turn to you Jane, for the beauty of your writing, for your humor and for your insights.
    May your memory be a blessing

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