Saturday, June 4, 2016

Saturday Snapshot: Pride and Prejudice

These days, I tend to rely on Instagram and texting to communicate with family and friends.  While I've posted numerous photos on Instagram (as some of you know), I haven't posted anything on my blog since April.  The merry month of May flew by before I had a chance to post here!  

In May, my husband, Randy, and I took a trip back east to attend Family Weekend at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire, where our youngest daughter, Angela, goes to school.  While we were at Dartmouth we visited the Rauner Special Collections Library, which houses original editions of many books, including the supremely popular English novel Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, which was first published in 1813.  Here are a few photos I was lucky to take with my iPhone (I say this because there was a crowd of people gathered for this special book viewing at the library).  If you look at the third photo (click to enlargen it), you'll see that Jane Austen was referred to as the author of "Sense and Sensibility".  After the photos, I've added a proper "nametag" that I devised from a later (1907), edition of Pride and Prejudice, illustrated by C.E. Brock, that I found on Wikipedia.

Rauner Library (photo by Randy)

Original edition of Pride and Prejudice, in three volumes

By the author of "Sense and Sensibility"

"It is a truth universally acknowledged... "


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Many thanks to West Metro Mommy for hosting Saturday Snapshot

25 comments:

  1. Oh, what a treat to see that in person!

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    1. It really was, Kathy! I knew I would post about it--eventually. Enjoy your weekend!

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  2. That would be a wonderfully exciting event for me! Lucky you!

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  3. How awesome, such a rare opportunity for sure.

    I love the Dartmouth campus and lovely location as well. I hope your daughter is happy there.

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    1. Diane, she is happy there! We love New England, and the town is very charming.

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  4. Nice pics. Sounds like great family bonding experience and what a thrill too see the great library. Our middle daughter graduates college on June 10 and our youngest starts August one.

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    1. They really do grow up so quickly, Mel! Thank you for your comment.

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  5. It is a beautiful library. New Hampshire is a lovely state. Thanks for sharing your photos. It must have been a lot of fun to be there for the exhibit.

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    1. Pat, the books were definitely a highlight of the trip. I hope you're having a terrific weekend!

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  6. How exciting. One of my favourite books.

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  7. I love Instagram!

    Wow, how amazing to be able to see and touch the original edition of Pride and Prejudice!

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    1. Erin, I am surprised by how much I enjoy Instagram! Thank you for stopping by.

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  8. I haven't read Pride And Prejudice, but I know what a thrill it must have been to see an original copy!

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    1. Vicki, it was a thrill! I think you would enjoy reading this classic novel. There are wonderful movie versions as well.

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  9. How fun to see the original novel! How wonderful to have a daughter at Dartmouth, you must be so proud. xo

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  10. What a nice trip. I bet a lot of Austen fans would love a trip like yours!

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  11. What a great place to visit. I would love to get there myself.

    I am also beginning to really appreciate unique and special copies of books. That one looks very special.


    I really enjoy visiting bookish destinations such as this.

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  12. How wonderful, it must be many a bibliophile's dream come true to see such a book close up like this.

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  13. You know that I'm jealous you saw it in person! ;) How delightful! Thanks for sharing!

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  14. This sounds like a wonderful trip.

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  15. Oh wow! That is awesome. Glad you had a nice trip, thanks for sharing the pics :)

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  16. That is awesome that you were able to see an original copy of Pride and Prejudice. I would love to do that myself!

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  17. Wow this is beautiful & welcome back. Thanks for sharing some of the pictures, as Tracy says it is something many book lovers would have wanted to experience.

    Lainy http://www.alwaysreading.net

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  18. You were so lucky to see that in person! I would love to do that. I'm so glad I get to see your Instagram photos. Looks like you had a great time!

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