Posted by: austenproject | February 2, 2011

Writing begins THIS Tuesday!


Everyone loves a ball, especially when the Darcys play host at Pemberley.

“It is your turn to say something now. I talked about the dance, and you ought to make some sort of remark on the size of the room, or the number of couples.”

In all seriousness, we are very proud to have our winning story! Major applause to @fangsupnicolee, for conceiving a most exciting premise for our Austen Twitter Project.

The writing begins THIS TUESDAY on FEBRUARY 8, so dust off your old copy of Pride & Prejudice and get ready! We’ll be updating the site with very specific directions on how to post, when to sign up, etc. Look for instructions on Saturday.

Also, we now have our own Twitter account: @Austen_Project

And we’re on Facebook!

Please feel free to follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook. Here’s the winning story:

A Ball at Pemberley! – @fangsupnicolee

After the demise of Mr Dashwood, Mrs Dashwood is invited by old acquaintances – Mr and Mrs Bennet –  to reside at Longbourn until other arrangements are made. Mrs Bennet has recently lost three of her daughters to matrimony and, whilst Elinor and Marianne are sure to be good company for Kitty and Mary; her intentions are that by providing suitable hospitality for them it will be an excuse to meet more families than already in her acquaintance. Upon their arrival, they receive a letter from Mr and Mrs Darcy, stating that they are residing at Pemberley; and that there is to be a lavish, substantial ball held there. Mr and Mrs Bennet, Kitty and Mary are all thrilled at the idea of being reunited with Elizabeth and Jane on the evening; and Mrs Dashwood, Elinor and Marianne are honoured to be invited to such an event. Among the people attending the ball include Willoughby, whom Kitty, Mary and Marianne immediately find attractive and compelling – but he only has eyes for Elinor, much to the discontent of Elinor herself (and Marianne particularly). Henry Tilney and Eleanor Tilney, who are very old acquaintances of Mr Bingley, are also invited to attend the ball. Henry immediately becomes the object of Elinor’s affection…

Will make an appearance:
– Mrs Dashwood, Elinor, Marianne, Willoughby (Sense and Sensibility)
– Mr Bennet, Mrs Bennet, Kitty Bennet, Mary Bennet, Mr Darcy, Mrs Elizabeth Darcy, Mr Bingley, Mrs Bingley (Pride and Prejudice)
– Henry Tilney, Eleanor Tilney (Northanger Abbey)
May make an appearance:
– Edward Ferrars (Sense and Sensibility)
– Mr and Mrs Collins, Lady Catherine de Bourgh (Pride and Prejudice)
– Emma Woodhouse and George Knightley (Emma)
– “Extras” at the ball


  1. Yay! So excited to start!

  2. Hi thankss for sharing this

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