Jane Austen’s face — demure, bonneted, with a few stray curls over her forehead — peers out pensively from the new British 10-pound note, debuting this fall to mark the bicentenary of her death. The bill superimposes her image over a stately mansion surrounded by vast gardens, with a horse and carriage in the foreground. The quotation below comes from “Pride and Prejudice”: “I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading!”
"Was Jane Austen a 'Secret Radical'?" is from the May 01, 2017 Enertainment section of The Washington Post. It was written by Ruth Franklin and narrated by Sam Scholl.