THE MORGAN PRESENTS EXHIBITION ON THE GREAT—AND ENDURINGLY POPULAR—NOVELIST JANE AUSTEN
Press release date:
Friday, September 18, 2009
SHOW INCLUDES LADY SUSAN, THE ONLY SURVIVING COMPLETE MANUSCRIPT OF ANY OF AUSTEN'S NOVELS, AS WELL AS EARLY EDITIONS OF HER WORKS AND A GROUP OF REMARKABLE LETTERS TO HER SISTER, CASSANDRA
Also featured is a new documentary film about Austen's continuing influence, with commentary by Fran Lebowitz, Colm Tóibín, and Cornel West, among others
A Woman's Wit: Jane Austen's Life and Legacy opens November 6, 2009
**Press Preview: Wednesday, November 4, 10 a.m. until noon** RSVP: 212.590.0393, E-mail Media
The extraordinary life, work, and legacy of one of the greatest novelists in the English language, Jane Austen (1775–1817), are the focus of a new exhibition at The Morgan Library & Museum from November 6, 2009, through March 14, 2010. Offering a close-up portrait of the iconic British author, whose popularity has surged over the last two decades with numerous motion picture and television adaptations of her work, the show provides tangible intimacy with Austen through the presentation of more than 100 works, including her manuscripts, personal letters, and related materials, many of which the Morgan has not exhibited in over a quarter century.