(LENOX, Mass.) – The 200th anniversary of the publication of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice will be celebrated in the one-time home of one of her biggest fans, Edith Wharton, when actor-comedian-author Alison Larkin presents excerpts of her entertaining new audio recording of Pride and Prejudice at The Mount on Saturday, December 7, 2013, at 4pm. The event includes a Regency tea toasting Austen on her birthday.
Since Alison Larkin won the Audiofile Earphones award for her own bestselling novel, The English American and the 2012 Best Non-Fiction award from Audiofile for her narration of New York Times bestseller Consider the Fork, she has narrated dozens of bestselling audiobooks to high critical acclaim.
As an actress, Larkin appeared on Broadway with the Royal National Theater and Off-Broadway with the Royal Shakespeare Company. As a comedienne, Larkin has appeared on Comic Relief and Conan O’Brien. Her autobiographical one-woman show about her adoption by English parents and reunion with her birth mother in Tennessee was a smash hit on both sides of the Atlantic. Her many voices can be heard in cartoons and movies, from work by Robert Altman to The Wonderpets.
Larkin’s bestselling novel, The English American, which sprang from her one-woman show, is being turned into a movie, with Larkin co-writing the screenplay. Larkin is a year-round Berkshires resident.