Pride and Prejudice - Scented Book Candle
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."
Favorite quote: “What are men to rocks and mountains?”
Scent: The Original Library, or English Garden.
English Garden Scent:
- Top note: Lily of the Valley, Green Leaves, Pear
- Heart: Lilac, Rose, Jasmine
Original Library Scent:
- Top note: Teakwood
- Heart: Cedar, Leather
- Base: Sandalwood, Dark Musk, Patchouli
- 100% Premium Soy Wax and Natural Oils
- 8 ounces / 227 gr
- Woven cotton Wick
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