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MR DARCY'S SMILE with John Wiltshire

Thursday 22 Jul 2010, 11:15 AM – 12:45 PM

Perhaps the most important turning point in the relationship between Elizabeth Bennet and Mr Darcy in Pride and Prejudice occurs at a peculiar moment - when Elizabeth stands in front of Darcy’s portrait at Pemberley, and sees that he is smiling.  What does his smile mean, and why haven’t readers seen it before?  This talk explores this intriguing question. 

John Wiltshire continues our Jane Austen series with a set of three lectures. Professor Wiltshire is the author of several books about Jane Austen, and has edited Mansfield Park for the authoritative Cambridge edition.  His most recent books are The Cinematic Jane Austen (2009) and The Making of Dr Johnson (2009)

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