"...people themselves alter so much, that there is something new to be observed in them for ever."
--Elizabeth Bennet, in Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice
Today is the 200th anniversary of the publication of Pride and
Prejudice, and this quote is one of the many reasons we are still
reading it today. Austen's keen eye for the complexities of human nature is as relevant now as it was on January 28, 1813. Like the characters in this masterful work, and like we humans who are fortunate enough to read it, there is something new to be observed every time.