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Happy 200th Anniversary Pride and Prejudice

Jennifer Ehle and Colin Firth helped make Pride and Prejudice popular

Jennifer Ehle and Colin Firth helped make Pride and Prejudice popular

What would Jane say? Who would she prefer as Mr Darcy? Colin Firth or Mathew Macfadyen? This week marks the 200th anniversary of Pride and Prejudice being published – Jane Austen’s classic love story about Elizabeth Bennet and Mr Darcy. It’s incredible we are still talking about the novel today but film and TV versions have certainly helped like Colin Firth and Jennifer Ehle in the BBC adaptation and Mathew Macfadyen and Keira Knightley in 2005 film version. 

And read Helen Garner’s comment on the Austen phenomenon at the SMH:  http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/books/pride-and-joy-20130124-2d82c.html And here’s an interesting take on it all from the UK: http://metro.co.uk/2013/01/28/our-200-year-love-affair-with-elizabeth-bennet-3368732/ The best way to celebrate is to read the book! Or watch the film and TV versions…. Enjoy!

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