Work/Cited Episode 4: Creating the Letters of Pride and Prejudice

By Meredith Mann, Specialist II
February 19, 2021
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building

Work/Cited is a new program series that showcases the latest scholarship supported by the rich collections of The New York Public Library with a behind-the-scenes look at how the finished product was inspired, researched, and created.

Author headshots and book cover

In this episode, NYPL's Meredith Mann was joined by Barbara Heller, curator, and Anna Pinto, scribe, of a new edition of Pride and Prejudice filled with reproductions of the book's Regency-era correspondence. They discussed how archival research helped shape the scripts of Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy, and how these historical flourishes added to the novel's atmosphere and reader experience.

Episode Recording and Transcript

Work/Cited Episode 4: Creating the Letters of Pride and Prejudice from The New York Public Library on Vimeo.

A transcript of this event is available here.

Episode References and Additional Resources

About the Work/Cited Series

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