This week we’re taking a couple of days to celebrate Pride & Prejudice: The Scenes Jane Austen Never Wrote, an anthology many of us participated in, by sharing a few of our favorite scenes from it. It started a couple of years ago with a project called P&P200 where we took turns writing missing scenes from Pride & Prejudice. We wrote events Jane Austen told us about but didn’t show, like Lady Catherine telling Mr. Collins to find a wife; events happening off stage, like Mr. & Mrs. Hurst’s discussion after the Netherfield ball; and actual Pride & Prejudice scenes from a different point of view, like Mr. Darcy’s view of the Meryton Assembly.
Once the project was finished, we decided to make it into a book. Since we’d been looking for a way to give back to the community of Austen lovers who have supported us, we decided to donate 100% of the royalties to Austen-related charities. Our first donation will be going to the Jane Austen’s House Museum in Chawton.
The next four posts are short excerpts from the book, which is now available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Kobo. Come back on our Fiction Friday on March 14 for more excerpts! To jump directly to today’s excerpts, use these links: