Barbara Heller - PRIDE AND PREJUDICE: The Complete Novel, with Nineteen Letters from the Characters' Correspondence, Written and Folded by Hand

Please join us for a booksigning with Barbara Heller celebrating the launch of her brilliantly curated new deluxe edition of Jane Austen's classic, PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, bringing to life the letters exchanged among the characters in original book. To keep this a Covid-19 safe event, this will be a non-sitdown occasion, with mask wearing and social distancing required.

The Complete Novel, with Nineteen Letters from the Characters' Correspondence, Written and Folded by Hand


Perusing these letters will transport you straight to the drawing room at Netherfield or the breakfast table at Longbourn.

Glassine pockets placed throughout the book contain removable "replicas" of 19 letters from the novel. These powerful epistles include Lydia's announcement of her elopement, Mr. Collins's obsequious missives, and of course Darcy's painfully honest letter to Elizabeth.

  • Nothing captures Jane Austen's vivid emotion and keen wit better than her characters' correspondence.
  • Each letter is re-created with gorgeous calligraphy.
  • Letters are hand-folded with painstaking attention to historical detail such as postal markings.

For anyone who loves Austen, and for anyone who still cherishes the joy of letter writing, this book illuminates a favorite story in a whole new way.

Read John Pope's reiveiw from THE TIMES-PICAYUNE of this special edition here.


Barbara Heller, a native New Orleanian, is a set decorator for film and television, and writer and director of award-winning short films in New York City. She is currently, and happily, waiting out the pandemic in New Orleans.

Event date: 

Sunday, September 20, 2020 - 2:00pm to 4:30pm

Event address: 

Octavia Books - 513 Octavia Street - New Orleans
masks required

To pre-order a copy to be signed by Barbara Heller, add to card now and use the comment field during checkout to write "signed copy." You may also indicate whether you are planing to attend the book launch event. We will be happy to ship your copy anywhere within the United States, or you may pick up your copy at Octavia Books in person.


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