Friday, 18 July 2008

Quiz to commemorate Jane Austen’s death anniversary

Dearest friends,

This Friday, 18 July, exactly 191 years ago, Jane Austen left this world. I understand that some fans are not comfortable with the commemoration of Jane’s death, and we honor their views. But for many, Jane’s death is also an important event to remember, for it is the day where the famous authoress, the strong, witty, and amazing woman we know, left us for good. Physically, but not at heart.

In accordance, we would like to conduct another quiz for Jane Austen fans (and also Jane/Tom fans). The winner will have a copy of the great-read ‘Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict’ sent to her/his abode by none other than the authoress of the book herself, Laurie Viera Rigler (thanks a lot Laurie!). The questions are as followed:

  1. In addition to writing about love stories (and their predicaments), Jane Austen was also an avid supporter of the abolitionist movement. In what novel did she include slavery as one of her main themes?

  1. Who accompanied Jane Austen to Winchester on 24 May 1817?

  1. Years after Jane Austen’s death, Thomas Langlois Lefroy admitted to one of his relatives that he used to have a ‘boyish love’ with the famous authoress. What was the name of his relative, and what was he to Tom Lefroy?

How to join? Just answer the three questions and send the answers to Icha ( AND Rachel ( DON’T reply to the comment section, unless you want your answers copied by others.

Deadline: Thursday, 31 July 2008 at 24:00 GMT (the midnight between Thursday and Friday). If you’re not sure, visit or to check your time zone.

The winner will be announced on 2 August 2008 at the latest and he/she will get a copy of the ‘Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict’ shipped to his/her address wherever that is, so long as it’s on Earth.

Pic: ‘Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict’ by Laurie V. Rigler

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