Tales of the world episode 26 – Pride and Prejudice: 200 years and counting

Elizabeth Bennett is 200 years old this week, as we celebrate the publication of the first edition of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice.

Although much has changed since the early 1800s in England, especially for women and their liberties, one challenge remains the same: being true to oneself in an age that can sometimes be as enslaving in the freedom women enjoy, as in the constraints pressing upon them two centuries ago.

With audio excerpts from BBC’s  Pride and Prejudice 1995 production.

Also, Maria Antonietta brings us an unlikely culinary review, involving oysters…