Sunday, January 27, 2013

Happy Birthday Pride and Prejudice - Giveaways - January 27, 2013

Did you know that Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen was published 200 years tomorrow! No? Well it is! How many of us had to read Pride and Prejudice for school? I did. I fell in love with Jane Austen's writing because of Pride and Prejudice.  To celebrate Quirk Books has 2 giveaways for you!

The Jane Austen Handbook
Margaret C. Sullivan
Quirk Books, March 8, 2011
Hardcover and eBook, 224 pages

Every young lady dreams of a life spent exchanging witty asides with a dashing Mr. Darcy, but how should you let him know your intentions? Seek counsel from this charming guide to Jane Austen’s world. Its step-by-step instructions reveal the practicalities of life in Regency England, including sensible advice on:
  • How to behave at your first ball
  • How to ride sidesaddle
  • How to decline an unwanted marriage proposal
  • How to improve your estate
  • How to throw a dinner party
—and much more. Offering readers a glimpse into day-to-day life in Jane Austen’s time, The Jane Austen Handbook is the perfect companion for fans of her novels and their film adaptations, complete with detailed information on love among the social classes, currency, dress, and nuances of graceful living.

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith
Quirk Books, March 1, 2009
Trade Paperback and eBook, 320 pages

"It is a truth universally acknowledged that a zombie in possession of brains must be in want of more brains." So begins Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, an expanded edition of the beloved Jane Austen novel featuring all-new scenes of bone-crunching zombie mayhem. As our story opens, a mysterious plague has fallen upon the quiet English village of Meryton and the dead are returning to life! Feisty heroine Elizabeth Bennet is determined to wipe out the zombie menace, but she's soon distracted by the arrival of the haughty and arrogant Mr. Darcy. What ensues is a delightful comedy of manners with plenty of civilized sparring between the two young lovers and even more violent sparring on the blood-soaked battlefield as Elizabeth wages war against hordes of flesh-eating undead. Can she vanquish the spawn of Satan? And overcome the social prejudices of the class-conscious landed gentry? Complete with romance, heartbreak, swordfights, cannibalism, and thousands of rotting corpses, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies transforms a masterpiece of world literature into something you'd actually want to read.

The Giveaway


What:  One commenter will win a copy of The Jane Austen Handbook and one commenter will win Pride and Prejudice and Zombies from Quirkbooks. US/CANADA/UK ONLY

How:   Answer The Qwillery's Question:  

Which Jane Austen novel is your favorite?

Please remember - if you don't answer the questions your entry will not be counted.

You may receive additional entries by:

1)   Being a Follower of The Qwillery.

2)   Mentioning the giveaway on Facebook and/or Twitter. Even if you mention the giveaway on both, you will get only one additional entry. You get only one additional entry even if you mention the giveaway on Facebook and/or Twitter multiple times.

There are a total of 3 entries you may receive: Comment (1 entry), Follower (+1 entry) and Facebook and/or Twitter (+ 1 entry).  This is subject to change again in the future for future giveaways.

Please leave links for Facebook or Twitter mentions. You MUST leave a way to contact you.

Who and When:  The contest is open to all humans on the planet earth with a US or Canadian or UK mailing address. Contest ends at 11:59pm US Eastern Time on Monday, February 4, 2013. Void where prohibited by law. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 years old or older to enter.

*Giveaway rules are subject to change.*


  1. I've read all her books but Pride and Prejudice has gotten the most rereads of all of them. I just love it: the demonstration of primogeniture, the explanation of class distinctions, but especially the characters. Elizabeth & Darcy forever. Thanks for the P/P party Q!

    I'm a follower
    I shared your post on FB - (I hope that's the right way to notify you - never sure about the FB stuff.)

  2. My favoritere Jane Austen novel is Pride and Prejudice.

    I will be following you on twitter and tweeting about the giveaway.

    Twitter username @punkeymonkey529

  3. Which Jane Austen novel is your favorite? Pride and Prejudice.

    Please consider my entry only for The Jane Austen Handbook.

  4. My favoritere Jane Austen novel is Pride and Prejudice.

    i shared on facebook

  5. +1 Thanks for the giveaway, my wife's favorite Austen is P&P. Thanks for the chance to win her a book, I'm sure she would enjoy either of them.

    +1 I follow The Qwillery by email: carlscott(at)prodigy(dot)net(dot)mx

    +1 I tweeted about the giveaway:

    Thanks again

  6. I like pride and prejudice.

    I follow the blog.


  7. I started reading Jane Austin books when I was just 12 years old but immediately fell in love with her writing. Every time I read the following book it would become my "favorite" and when I finished Northanger Abbey I knew that at last I had finally found her one book that for me would forever be the "best" Jane Austin book.

    That day I once again went to my small local library and checked out her last novel, Persuasion, and found out that it was originally published together with Northanger Abbey! Oh, how I would have loved having a copy of that original book! I loved that both stories were partly set in Bath, especially since Jane Austenlived there from 1801 to 1805.

    I've decided because of that my "favorite" book by Jane Austin was that impossible to get one that had BOTH Northanger Abby and Persuasion neatly tucked together between the covers! Now if I could just find a copy someday at a yard sale!

    Of course the other book I'll be looking for while I go through all those boxes stacked full of books is Beauty, what it is and how to Retain it by A Lady who wisely said so many years ago words that reflect today as well:

    "But of all women in Europe, English women do least to improve or preserve their beauty". "They follow fashion however absurd in a blind aimless way, being content to do as every on else does, and having but very hazy notions of what true beauty is. They will pinch their feet and waists, paint their faces, dye their hari; but as to any real knowledge of how really to improvee the prescious gift committed to their trust, they are ignorant."

    Words wise for those of us today as it was when it was printed all those years ago!

    1. I forgot to leave my email on above.

  8. Heather: i have not had the chance to read any of jane austen's books but i would like to read pride and prejudice thanks for the wonderful giveaway

  9. I only read the one - Pride and Prejudice and I did enjoy it.
    I follow through GFC and email.
    debby236 at gmail dot com

  10. Umm.....I hope this doesn't get me kicked out of being a romance fan but I have not read any of Jane Austen's books.
    GFC: June M.
    Thanks for the givaway.
    manning_J2004 at yahoo dot com

  11. Pride & Prejudice is definitely my favorite.

    tembrooke at yahoo dot com

  12. I would have to say Pride & Prejudiced is my favorite. Cleary everyone loves this one. I also loved Mansfield Park. I don't think there is one that I did not like.
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  13. Pride and Prejudice is my favorite. I follow on GFC-sdylion and email: sdylion(at)gmail(dot)com and I shared on FB:
    and tweeted:

  14. I love them all but I would have to say Sense and Sensibility and Mansfield Park are my favorite ones.

    I am a follower and I shared this on Twitter -

    Contact me on Twitter - OceanJamie

    1. I'm following via blogger but couldn't remember my log in info - it is the account OceanJamie