Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice was first published around this time in 1813.
For me, like so many others, it remains a favorite.
Part of the appeal lies in Austen’s wit, naturally, but also in the fact that while we’re so far removed from the day in which is was written, it continues to be relevant.
However, social historian Amanda Vickery suggests in order for us to truly understand the novel, we must understand the Regency ball. To do that, she joins a team of experts to recreate said ball.
It’s terribly interesting. Also, being Monday and all, seems a far cry more exiting to be planning a ball than trudging into work.
So, without further a do, let’s accept our invitations, ensure that silver sparkles, and air out our finest attire . . .