Austen in Montauk

This year marks the bicentennial of the publication of “Pride and Prejudice,”

  Barbara Hellering will give an illustrated talk on “Jane Austen: Her Writing, Her World” at the Montauk Library on Sunday at 3:30 p.m. Ms. Hellering will discuss the author’s life and work, breaking down the locations and historical events in her writing to place her characters more fully in their world.
    Ms. Hellering, a resident of Riverhead who is a member of the Jane Austen Society of America, believes Austen’s popularity can be attributed to the enduring nature of her subjects, from love and marriage to economic well-being.
    This year marks the bicentennial of the publication of “Pride and Prejudice,” which continues to inspire film versions and written works. Ms. Hellering will discuss different cinematic versions of the marriage proposal sequence from “Pride and Prejudice” to illustrate how Austen’s narrative is open to different interpretations.