Like many other Austen fans, Pride & Prejudice is my favorite. It was originally published in 1813, but you could rarely tell it -- the conversation is that snappy. Good for Jane Austen.
Sadly, she sold the novel outright to the publisher for 110 English pounds, rather than getting royalties -- her only book to do so. Even in its first edition, she would have made about 475 pounds -- double what her minister father earned in a year. Pride & Prejudice has been almost continuously in print since then.
|Jane, drawn by her sister Cassandra about 1810 (Wikipedia)|
Austen is far harder on Mr. Wickham and Lydia in the book, by the way, than they ever got in any of the series. And Mr. Darcy isn't just prideful -- he's got plenty to be proud about. Which is the whole point: just because ya got it, doesn't mean you get to brag about it. People who do that "get taken down a peg," as my family would say.
Boy, that Mr. Darcy...how could she ever refuse him?
This version's good, too.
Much to my surprise, there's another wonderful version of P&P:
Pride & Prejudice...And Zombies? You bet -- especially when Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy duel while arguing. (The original pairs would have loved to do this, based on their heated discussions and obvious attraction to each other.)
I was surprised at how much I liked this movie. All the right phrases, and some great swordplay. More importantly, the Zombies Get Theirs.
Hey, waltz a little -- fight a lot. Why not.
It must be The Walking Dead influence. If you're an Austen fan too, you'll want to try this flick.