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Pride And Prejudice by Jane Austen

Updated on December 21, 2014

Various Ways To Enjoy The Jane Austen's Classic Novel, Pride and Prejudice

This lens was created to celebrate my favorite story from Jane Austen, Pride & Prejudice. I have read all of her novels but Pride And Prejudice has long since been my favorite in all its many incarnations: be it books, movies and spin offs.

I've never really considered myself to be a romantic but, deep down I must be. The subtle reserved attitudes of the era in which Jane Austen writes always gets me wanting her characters to just let loose and embrace each other. This page started out as being a brief review of a couple of movies and quickly grew into this large display of all the various Pride And Prejudice stuffs that are out there.

So this page is a compilation of all the various ways you too can enjoy Jane Austen's classic novel, Pride And Prejudice.

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About Jane Austen

Becoming Jane: A movie about Jane Austen

The Plot Of Pride And Prejudice

The History of the story

A Quiz to test your Pride And Prejudice knowledge.

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The Book That Started It All: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen - Pride and Prejudice The Novel

The Plot Premise Of Pride And Prejudice

Jane Austen's classic tale of love and economics which is written with wit and humor.

This is the story of the Bennet family. Mr. Bennet has five daughters, whom Mrs. Bennet makes it her life's work to see married off, hopefully advantageously. Because Mr. Bennet had no sons his estate is to be entailed off to a cousin upon his death. If this should happen his wife and children will be cast out. This gives Mrs. Bennet all the more reason to actively pursue matchmaking for her girls. This is a time when love was not a high priority when choosing a partner. Status in life was everything. But at least a couple of the Bennet girls are of the romantic sort and will only marry for love, much to the disappointment and vexation of their mother.

When a wealthy single man moves into the community with his even more wealthy friend, the entire Bennet family's life gets turned upside down.

The Most Recent Versions Of The

Pride & Prejudice Movies

My Favorite Of The Pride and Prejudice Movies - The 2005 Movie Release Of Pride And Prejudice

I have seen this particular version many times as it is the fall back movie from my personal library whenever there isn't anything good on TV. It's a rare thing for me to watch the same movie multiples time and I have only a couple that I do.

This is a slightly looser translation of Jane Austen's classic novel than that of the 1995 TV miniseries that preceded it. The movie stays quite true to the storyline but cuts a few extraneous characters like some of Mr. Bingley's as well as Miss Charlotte's sisters. In a couple of instances it also creates and/or fabricates scenes thus speeding up the story a bit. But for the most part it remains very true to the classic and these shortcuts are of little consequence and do not alter the original story.

I like Keira Knighttley and Matthew Macfayden's portrayal of there characters. I also love Dame Judy Dench as Lady Catherine. She is one of my favorite actresses anyway and she does credit to herself in this movie.

Pride & Prejudice [Blu-ray]
Pride & Prejudice [Blu-ray]

The 2005 Movie Starring:

Keira Knightley as Elizabeth Bennet

Rosamund Pike as Jane Bennet

Donald Sutherland as Mr. Bennet

Brenda Blethyn as Mrs. Bennet

Matthew Macfadyen as Mr. Darcy

 

The Movie Trailer For Pride and Prejudice

The Pride and Prejudice Soundtrack

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Miss Elizabeth Bennet Of Pride And Prejudice

Lizzy is the darling on her father's eye and his favorite among his five daughters. Her intelligence and quick wit have kept him in good company all these years spent in a house full of women, whose main interests are attending balls and gossip. Lizzy defies the status of her birth as well as her mother and refuses to marry for money; instead, she holds out for love.

Mr. Darcy Of Pride and Pejudice

The dark and brooding Mr Darcy is highborn and has all the attitudes and superiority that comes with it. He is brought to the country by his good friend Mr Bingley whose good nature and honesty he regards highly. Mr Darcy finds little of value in the bucolic setting of the country until Lizzy piques his interest with her wit and fiery spirit.

Another Popular Version Of Jane Austen's Pride And Prejudice - 1995 Pride and Prejudice TV Mini Series

I think this version is far closer to the book in that it has all the characters of the original works and takes very little liberty with the story line. I very much enjoyed this version as well but found many of the minute intimate details faithfully recounted from her books, a little more than was totally necessary. Of course Jane Austen is known for her describing fully the details of life in that time period. For those who desire a very literal translation of the book, this is an excellent movie and Colin Firth makes a wonderful Mr. Darcy.

Comparing both this movie to the 2005 one, I was surprised at how very similar they actually were; right down to the looks of the actors that were cast.

Pride and Prejudice (Restored Edition)
Pride and Prejudice (Restored Edition)

The 1995 TV Miniseries Starring:

Jennifer Ehle as Elizabeth Bennet

Colin Firth as Mr. Darcy

Susannah Harker as Jane Bennet

Alison Steadman as Mrs. Bennet

Benjamin Whitrow as Mr. Bennet

 

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About The Author Jane Austen

According to wikipedia

Jane Austen (16 December 1775 - 18 July 1817) was an English novelist whose works of romantic fiction set among the gentry have earned her a place as one of the most widely read and most beloved writers in English literature. Amongst scholars and critics, Austen's realism and biting social commentary have cemented her historical importance as a writer.

Austen lived her entire life as part of a close-knit family located on the lower fringes of the English gentry. She was educated primarily by her father and older brothers as well as through her own reading. The steadfast support of her family was critical to Austen's development as a professional writer. Austen's artistic apprenticeship lasted from her teenage years until she was about thirty-five years old. During this period, she experimented with various literary forms, including the epistolary novel which she tried and then abandoned, and wrote and extensively revised three major novels and began a fourth. From 1811 until 1816, with the release of Sense and Sensibility (1811), Pride and Prejudice (1813), Mansfield Park (1814) and Emma (1816), she achieved success as a published writer. She wrote two additional novels, Northanger Abbey and Persuasion, both published posthumously in 1818, and began a third, which was eventually titled Sanditon, but died before completing it. (more ...)

Becoming Jane: The Movie About Jane Austen the person

I really enjoyed this movie. You can see how her life was a major force and factor in her writing. Much like when I'm watching Pride & Prejudice (or any of her other movie adapted stories) I'm rooting for love to win out. It's easy to get caught up in the romance. But unlike her books, she doesn't get the happily ever after ending that she writes in all of her stories. Indeed, the movie attributes the fact that because in real life she didn't find marital bliss, she made sure in her novels all her heroines did.

Becoming Jane
Becoming Jane

The 2007 Movie Starring

Anne Hathaway as Jane Austen

James McAvoy as Tom Lefroy

Julie Walters as Mrs. Austen

James Cromwel as Reverend Austen

 

The Movie Trailer For Becoming Jane

The History Of The Novel, Pride And Prejudice

According to wikipedia

Pride and Prejudice is a novel by Jane Austen It was begun in 1796; it was her second attempt at a novel and one of three-Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Northanger Abbey-requiring 12 years or more to bring to publication. She finished the original manuscript by 1797 in Steventon, Hampshire, where she lived with her parents and siblings in the town rectory. Austen originally called the story First Impressions, but it was never published under that title; instead, she made extensive revisions to the manuscript, then retitled and eventually published it as Pride and Prejudice. In renaming the novel, Austen may have had in mind the final chapter of Fanny Burney's Cecilia, itself called "Pride and Prejudice", where the phrase appears three times in block capitals. (She may also have been concerned that the original title might be confused with other works.) (more ...)

Alternate Ways Of Enjoying Jane Austen's Pride And Prejudice

Pride and Prejudice From The Darkside - Pride and Prejudice with a morbid twist.

This book has mixed reviews. It's hard to say whether that's due to people feeling it's sacrilegious to mess with a Jane Austen classic. Or whether they believe this is simply a matter of riding on the success of such a popular novel. But there are some who find the irreverent nature of Miss Bennet and Mr. Darcy slicing their way through zombies to reach a happily ever after, as just plain good entertainment.

You'll have to read it and decide for yourself.

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The Pride And Prejudice Quiz

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Mona Majorowicz demonstrating oil pastels at a gallery reception
Mona Majorowicz demonstrating oil pastels at a gallery reception

About The Author Of This Pride and Prejuduce Page

Mona Majorowicz of Wild Faces Gallery

My name is Mona Majorowicz I am a professional artist who has been making my living selling my work for some time now. I am an animal artist, (meaning I paint critters) who works primarily in Oil Pastel or Water Soluble Pencil.

I own and operate Wild Faces Gallery with my husband Mike in a small rural town in Iowa. There we sell my original artwork and prints, as well as do quality custom framing and offer Giclee printing for other artists as well as for ourselves. I have over 20 years experience in the art and framing industry, both as a business owner and as a working artist.

I write a regular column for Apples 'N Oats (an equestrian magazine) about painting horses. If you would like to see real life photos of Catch, or want to follow the painting's progress (with full story) from start to finish please visit my blog, Fur In The Paint

Animals are my passion and art is how I chose to express it.

I'd Love To Hear Your Thoughts. - Pride and Prejudice Guestbook

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      Tota 2 years ago

      Hi the_young_dude - I have heard some people say that they never re-read - my fhtaer is one of those!Hi Mari - Ahh - the Harry Potter series - I haven't re-read those in ages!! You've given me a great idea now!Hi Cassie - sorry to hear you didn't really enjoy S&S - I quite like this book (and the Emma Thompson movie version) but I can definitely see the point you are making.Hi adevotedreader - loving the long weekend!! You reminded me about L. M. Montgomery - a huge favourite!Hi Savidge Reads - thanks for dropping by! It means I can go over to your blog now which is great. I re-read Rebecca last year and loved it more the second time around.

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      Jessiejohn 2 years ago

      Oh my I love it. I am fortunate enugoh to be visiting the Jane Austen Centre later this year and hubby is also taking me to Jane Austens house - I shall purchase some postcards of the house for you xx

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      Calum Labrador 2 years ago from Manila, Philippines

      This was my first taste of classics and I was satisfied with how my reading experience of it went. Glad to know someone brilliant as you would be the one making a hub for this. Good job and keep it up!

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      KyraB 3 years ago

      I love Pride and Prejudice both the books and movies. And I both own, love, and enjoy quite often the Keira Knightly 2005 and 1995 BBC mini series. I really enjoyed your lens! :)

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      sybil watson 3 years ago

      Pride and Prejudice is my favorite and Persuasion is my second. What a fun lens this is, and it's nice to meet another lover of Jane Austen.

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      suepogson 3 years ago

      Lovely book and the miniseries is my favourite screened version - not least because of Colin Firth. This is a great lens, that I will use as a teaching aid. Thanks.

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      ChocolateLily 4 years ago

      Pride and Prejudice is my favorite, but once I gave her a shot, Emma comes in a close second. I love how she gets bested my her own emotions, and everything, of course, turns out for the best.

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      deforst 4 years ago

      I also love Pride and Prejudice...you just don't get romances like it anymore!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I love all thing Jane Austen.Mansfield Park is my least favorite; otherwise, I am a raging fan. Cheers.

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      Candace Bacon 5 years ago from Mad Laboratories

      Great lens. I love Pride and Prejudice. I think Colin Firth makes the best Mr. Darcy, but I really love the Keira Knightly movie as well. I just read Old Friends and New Fancies, which was the first ever imaginary Austen sequel. It was pretty good. Georgiana and Col. Fitzwilliam were a couple of the main characters. Thanks for crafting this lens.

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      oxfordian 5 years ago

      Beautiful lens. I'm a huge Jane Austen fan (I happen to have the Emma DVD playing in the background while I'm writing!). She is a big part of my life and so many of my growing up memories include her. Thank you for such a lovely look at P&P.

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      MrDarcy LM 6 years ago

      Great lens! You're invited to join the Everything Jane Austen group https://hubpages.com/literature/groups-jane_austen

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      Miss_Organic 6 years ago

      Excellent lens. I have been a huge fan of Pride and Prejudice since we read it in English class in high school. While I love the miniseries, I have to confess I watch the Keira Knightley version most often. Like you, I tend to watch this when there is nothing else to watch. My husband is quite tired of it :)

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      Tony Payne 6 years ago from Southampton, UK

      This is a terrific lens. I haven't read any Jane Austen, but maybe I should, since she spent a lot of time in our local area, and spent her 18th birthday in a local inn. This is a link to photographs of the inn and commemorative plaque http://www.associatedcontent.com/slideshow/59776/a...

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      tssfacts 6 years ago

      Excellent, excellent article. Pride and Prejudice is the first book I read of hers. You have given me a wide range of choices to pick from concerning this book. Great job.

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      MargoPArrowsmith 6 years ago

      I have heard from many Austin fans who love Pride and Prejudice and Zoombies so I lensrolled this to my len on that book. One of the comments is that Austin's point is that the people of P and P walk through life like Zoombies

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      Virginia Allain 6 years ago from Central Florida

      Very thorough and shows your appreciation for Jane Austen. Lensrolled to Regency Dress lens.

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      kimmanleyort 6 years ago

      Very comprehensive! I love all the polls and the way you highlighted the characters. Lensrolled back to Mr. Darcy.

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      glowchick 6 years ago

      I love Jane Austin's books, this is a ver ywell put together lens I really enjoyed it :)

      Thumbs Up!

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      Barb McCoy 6 years ago

      Love Jane Austen....really good quiz....got 100 percent! Thanks for the lens.

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      jenms lm 6 years ago

      I'm a big Jane Austen fan and especially love Pride and Prejudice.

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      dwnovacek 6 years ago

      Incredible lense - both the content and the presentation. I'm inspired to try modules I haven't used before after seeing how beautifully they function and how much fun they are. Thank you!

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 6 years ago from United States

      I guess I love all of Jane Austen's works, but Pride and Prejudice has been a lifelong favorite. I love the book and the movies, but my favorite movie is the one with Colin Firth as Mr. Darcy. I do believe he played the character perfectly. It is so long, I have been known to just set aside a day to watch it in it's entirety.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I am a sucker for these stories. I have seen the recent film many times. I simply love it. Timeless. Good lens.

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      Kate Loving Shenk 6 years ago from Lancaster PA

      Your passion for Pride and Prejudice rings true here on this lens!! Good work, and a Purple Star to prove it!

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      Meryl van der Merwe 6 years ago from USA

      Great lens. I lensrolled it to my Jane Austen Movies lens. I missed one on the quiz (:. ood reason to go and re-read!

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      squidoohelp 6 years ago

      I love Pride and Prejudice so much, I've read the book several times (though not to pieces). No surprise, I got 100% on the quiz :)

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      awakeningwellness 6 years ago

      100% on the quiz...when I was a teenager I read the book so many times the pages started falling out! :) I love the 6 hour version with Colin Firth and the BBC version, but hate the Keira Knightly version. Wonderful lens!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I'm definitely going to need to read/view this again. There's so much valuable information about a classic that I have long through I should read. Thank you for inspiring me to actually read it.

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      HorseAndPony LM 6 years ago

      I did not do well on my quiz. However, I love Pride & Prejudice and all of Jane Austen Stories. I see there are a few others that I need to read. Thanks for sharing.

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      Paula Morgan 6 years ago from Sydney Australia

      Fantastic idea for a page... I enjoyed the quiz too!

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      Emily Tack 6 years ago from USA

      Congratulations! (That is all in caps and bold, you just can't see it.) Came back to comment again, as this was a job-well-done! You tackled one of our all-time favorites. In our humble opinions, in this family, the old black-and-white Pride and Prejudice was simply the best. The "Papa" stole the show! A+, and top-drawer, and all that!

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      Mona 6 years ago from Iowa

      @resabi: Thank you! It's first blessing. It makes me quite happy as this started out as a challenge lens and I just couldn't stop myself from adding to it. :)

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      resabi 6 years ago

      Great Pride and Prejudice lens. Lensrolling to my Stumpwork Robe book review and most definitely Blessed.

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      Mona 6 years ago from Iowa

      @jptanabe: Thanks for being the very first to visit and comment. :)

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      Mona 6 years ago from Iowa

      @indigoj: Thanks so much Nicki, for everything.

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      Indigo Janson 6 years ago from UK

      @indigoj: Just wanted to add that this was my 2,500th SquidLike. How lovely that it was on such an admirable lens.

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      Indigo Janson 6 years ago from UK

      A most excellent tribute to Pride and Prejudice. I enjoyed it from start to finish. Proud indeed to lensroll this to my Literary Heroines quiz which features some Jane Austen characters, although when I get a moment I think it deserves a featured spot there. Thanks for making this delightful lens.

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      Jennifer P Tanabe 6 years ago from Red Hook, NY

      Love Pride and Prejudice and Becoming Jane. Great job on this lens!