In the latest edition of the Oxford English Dictionary, author Jane Austen is quoted 1,640 times. She coined phrases like "dirt-cheap" and "dog-tired." Her influence on popular culture is undeniable. And her famous novel Pride and Prejudice turns 200 this year. The Westport Public Library is throwing a party to celebrate, featuring a talk by Rachel Brownstein, professor of English at Brooklyn College, who will discuss her book Why Jane Austen?.
Jane Austen Day: Westport Library
20 Jesup Rd., Westport. (203) 291-4800. Sun., Sept. 29, 2 p.m. westportlibrary.org