New Stamp Collection Celebrates Six Novels by Jane Austen

jane-austen-stampsOn Jan­u­ary 28, 2013, lit­er­a­ture fans cel­e­brat­ed the 200th anniver­sary of Jane Austen’s beloved nov­el, Pride and Prej­u­dice.  The cel­e­bra­tion has appar­ent­ly spilled into Feb­ru­ary now that the Roy­al Mail has announced the release of a stamp col­lec­tion com­mem­o­rat­ing Jane Austen’s six nov­els: Sense and Sen­si­bil­i­ty, Mans­field Park, Emma, Northang­er Abbey, Per­sua­sion, and Pride and Prej­u­dice.

Said a spokesman for the postal sys­tem: “When you think of great British authors, Jane Austen inevitably comes to mind. Her nov­els have con­tributed immea­sur­ably to British cul­ture over the last two cen­turies.”

Angela Bar­rett illus­trat­ed the new set of stamps, which can be pur­chased online by UK res­i­dents for £5.30 includ­ing VAT. A pre­vi­ous stamp set came out in 1975, to mark the bicen­ten­ni­al of Jane Austen’s birth.

Note: Austen’s six nov­els can be down­loaded from our Free Audio Books and Free eBooks col­lec­tions, along with many oth­er great works.

via Austen Prose

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