Happy 200 to Pride and Prejudice

"I want to tell you that I have got my own darling child from London," was what Jane wrote to Cassandra on January 29th, 1813 when the first copy of the first edition of Pride and Prejudice was put into Jane's hands. 

In her letters, Jane always referred to her books as her darling children, and two-hundred years later, her books remain some of the world's most popular, proving that a legacy of literary wealth lives far beyond what any author could imagine.

Happy birthday to Pride and Prejudice. May its literary prowess, incomparable wit, and insuperable delicacy outlive many a novel as its sits amongst the stars in the constellation of literary mastery.  

To read this and all of Jane's work, visit Project Gutenberg: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/1342