Goldster Conversations: Book Of The Month, Pride and Prejudice

Date: 26 January 2024
Time: 12 Noon UK Time
Location: Online
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen book jacket

In a recent Book Club discussion, Goldster members chose the novel we’ll be looking at this month. Pride and Prejudice was Jane Austen’s second novel (her first was Sense and Sensibility ). It was published in January 1813 – which was seventeen years after Austen first began working on it. The story was inspired by a visit to her brother Edward’s home in Kent. If you’ve never read the book before, now is the time the discover a much-loved classic; and if you think you know it well, you’ll be intrigued by how much you discover on re-reading it. 

At 12pm on 26 January, come along and chat with Lucinda Hawksley and fellow Goldster members about an iconic British novel, written by a woman who was barely known about in her own time, and who profited sadly little from the publication of Pride and Prejudice, yet whose fame has now spread around the world. We’ll look at the characters, the plot, the storyline, and how you think Jane Austen’s name has managed to reach the level of fame it has acquired in the 21st century. 

Our Book of the Month events are open to all, whether you’ve had the chance to read the book or not. These events are not recorded, everyone is unmuted and everyone gets the chance to meet other Goldster members.