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Silly me!

I totally forgot to mention here that yesterday was the bicentennial of the first publication of Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen.

In a letter to her sister, Cassandra, Austen wrote, "I want to tell you I have got my own darling child from London." You can see the letter yesterday's article in The Independent.

Have you read Pride and Prejudice? Or do you have a favorite movie version? Favorite line?

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robinellen
Jan. 30th, 2013 04:10 pm (UTC)
P&P is one of the Austens I have not read (the others being S&S and NA). I adore the most recent movie version (with Matthew MacFadyen), mostly because of MacFadyen. Perhaps because I've not read the book, I prefer his version to that of Colin Firth (yes, heresy, hehe), though both are dead sexy ;)
kellyrfineman
Jan. 30th, 2013 05:15 pm (UTC)
I loved Matthew Macfadyen's performance too. (Not so much Keira Knightly's, really.) Northanger Abbey and Pride & Prejudice are two of my top-three favorites, with Persuasion being the third.

The Colin Firth version is better for being truer to the novel, and including a lot more of the actual story. Joe Wright made some truly bad edits when directing the 2005 version, including seriously changing the dynamic between Lizzy & Jane to the point where Lizzy outright lies to Jane, which is contrary to how they were in the book. (He also wanted to ditch the Wickham/Lydia elopement in its entirety, but Emma Thompson beat some sense into him on that point.)
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