Pride and Prejudice - Scented Book Candle
Scent: English Garden
Size: 12.5 oz.
Our absolute bestseller, Pride and Prejudice literary candle is a must-have for all Jane Austen fans.
The English Garden scent will transport you to the pages of the beloved novel. Think flowers, gathered on a long walk through a stunning Pemberley garden. It starts with subtle notes of green florals with a heart of lilac, rose, and jasmine.
Originally titled First Impressions, Pride and Prejudice was written between October 1796 and August 1797 when Jane Austen was not yet twenty-one, the same age, in fact, as her fictional heroine Elizabeth Bennet.
After an early rejection by the publisher, who had not even read it, Austen's novel was finally bought by Egerton in 1812 for £110. It was published in late January 1813 in a small edition of approximately 1500 copies and sold for 18 shillings.
In a letter to her sister Cassandra on 29 January 1813, Austen writes of receiving her copy of the newly published novel (her "own darling child"), and while acknowledging its few errors, she expresses her feelings toward its heroine as such: "I must confess that I think her as delightful a creature as ever appeared in print, & how I shall be able to tolerate those who do not like her at least, I do not know."
English Garden scent profile:
- Top note: Lily of the Valley, Green Leaves, Pear
- Heart: Lilac, Rose, Jasmine
100% Premium Soy Wax and Natural Oils
Woven cotton Wick
Hand-poured in Santa Monica, CA