Pride and Prejudice was chosen for One Book, One Chicago’s ninth reading selection.
The selection of a novel by a British writer celebrated the unique relationship between the Chicago Public Library and the British people, whose donation of books following the Great Chicago Fire prompted the founding of the Chicago Public Library. The Chicago Public Library hosted selected readings by Chicago actor Cheryl Lynn Bruce and Martha Lavey, artistic director of the Steppenwolf Theatre; over 50 book clubs in neighborhoods all over the city; lectures; and several discussions at the Harold Washington Library Center and DePaul University. Northlight Theatre’s production of the theatrical adaptation was highlighted among our programs.
The Fall 2005 One Book, One Chicago was presented by the City of Chicago, Chicago Public Library and Chicago Public Library Foundation. Additional partners included 100.3 FM and the Chicago Tribune.
Content last updated: October 31, 2005