1. In honor of Jane Austen’s birthday today, let’s celebrate with a refreshing dip.

  2. Pop Culture Advisory: Welcome to Sanditon

    Last week’s interview with Jay Bushman of The Lizzie Bennet Diaries and Welcome to Sanditon has left me looking for more Austen adaptations and other read- or watchalikes. Aside from the BBC’s 1995 Pride & Prejudice miniseries or Emma Thompson’s near-perfect Sense & Sensibility there are scores of Austen adaptations that either hew closely to the source material or range far afield.

    LJ Media Editor Stephanie Klose has just started a new Friday column, Pop Culture Advisory!

  3. 

2013 marks the bicentennial of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. To celebrate the staying power of one of Austen’s most beloved works, consider exploring alternative formats and editions. (If you haven’t read the novel, give yourself that pleasure first—the Penguin Classics (2002) with an introduction by Tony Tanner is an excellent edition).
Pride and Prejudice: An Annotated Edition byJane Austen. ed. by Patricia Meyer Spacks (Belknap: Harvard Univ. Pr.)
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. narrated by Flo Gibson (Recorded Bks)
Pride and Prejudice by Nancy Butler (text) & Hugo Petrus (illus.) (Marvel)
Pride and Prejudice starring Colin Firth & Jennifer Ehle (BBC)
The Lizzie Bennet Diaries: YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?annotation_id=annotation_232544&feature=iv&list=PL6690D980D8A65D08&src_vid=6Yq7aJ2uVBg


200 Years of Pride and Prejudice | Wyatt’s World

    2013 marks the bicentennial of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. To celebrate the staying power of one of Austen’s most beloved works, consider exploring alternative formats and editions. (If you haven’t read the novel, give yourself that pleasure first—the Penguin Classics (2002) with an introduction by Tony Tanner is an excellent edition).

    200 Years of Pride and Prejudice | Wyatt’s World

  4. tardis-librarian:

Would just like to point out that technically this is a flowchart for Lizzie Bennet Diaries, a modern-day adaptation of P&P.  Probably that’s hair-splitting, but given Kitty Bennet is an actual cat in this version, it seems potentially relevant.
Also, Mary is pretty kickass in this adaptation… along with everybody else.
My point is go watch the show.

Duly noted. I was wondering why Mr. Collin’s hair looked so emo.

    tardis-librarian:

    Would just like to point out that technically this is a flowchart for Lizzie Bennet Diaries, a modern-day adaptation of P&P.  Probably that’s hair-splitting, but given Kitty Bennet is an actual cat in this version, it seems potentially relevant.

    Also, Mary is pretty kickass in this adaptation… along with everybody else.

    My point is go watch the show.

    Duly noted. I was wondering why Mr. Collin’s hair looked so emo.

  5. sdiaz101:

(via Which “Pride And Prejudice” Character Are You?)

Flow chart! Flow chart! I am both relieved and slightly disappointed that I am not Mary. Always felt a lot of kinship for Mary.

    sdiaz101:

    (via Which “Pride And Prejudice” Character Are You?)

    Flow chart! Flow chart! I am both relieved and slightly disappointed that I am not Mary. Always felt a lot of kinship for Mary.

  6. I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of any thing than of a book!––When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.

    — 

    Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice (via schoollibraryjournal)

    The LJ tumblr missed P & P's 200th anniversary. If ever a book deserved a well-celebrated birthday, its this one.

  7. masterpieceofass:

    nah ah. darcy dont take no shit about his no.1 girl.

    More Fitzwilliam Darcy gifs. Because it is Monday.

    (Source: maaarine)

  8. theparisreview:


In honor of the two hundredth anniversary of Pride and Prejudice, one might do many things: reread the classic 1813 comedy of manners, watch one of the many adaptations, engage in a little country dancing. May we suggest a genteel round of Pride and Prejudice: The Board Game? Play Darcy or Elizabeth, deal with misunderstandings and cads, travel from Longbourne to Pemberley. The goal, of course, is to end with a wedding.


Can I just say:

    theparisreview:

    In honor of the two hundredth anniversary of Pride and Prejudice, one might do many things: reread the classic 1813 comedy of manners, watch one of the many adaptations, engage in a little country dancing. May we suggest a genteel round of Pride and Prejudice: The Board Game? Play Darcy or Elizabeth, deal with misunderstandings and cads, travel from Longbourne to Pemberley. The goal, of course, is to end with a wedding.

    Can I just say:

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  9. With the Olympics coming up, its appropriate to remember this awesome campaign Dwyane Wade did with Penguin.

The project began when Penguin Classics and the NBA asked Wade to help celebrate the 60th Anniversary of Penguin Classics and NBA Cares “Read to Achieve” Literacy Initiative by choosing a classic title. Wade selected Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudiceas his favorite Penguin Classic.
“I’ve read Pride and Prejudice a couple of times,” Wade explained. “It’s one of my favorite books, which usually surprises people. I guess they wonder how a love story from Regency England could be relevant to a 21st century basketball player from the Southside of Chicago. Class struggle, overcoming stereotypes and humble beginnings, getting out of your own way and letting love take over: these are things I can relate to, definitely.”

Amen Dwyane Wade, amen.

    With the Olympics coming up, its appropriate to remember this awesome campaign Dwyane Wade did with Penguin.

    The project began when Penguin Classics and the NBA asked Wade to help celebrate the 60th Anniversary of Penguin Classics and NBA Cares “Read to Achieve” Literacy Initiative by choosing a classic title. Wade selected Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudiceas his favorite Penguin Classic.

    “I’ve read Pride and Prejudice a couple of times,” Wade explained. “It’s one of my favorite books, which usually surprises people. I guess they wonder how a love story from Regency England could be relevant to a 21st century basketball player from the Southside of Chicago. Class struggle, overcoming stereotypes and humble beginnings, getting out of your own way and letting love take over: these are things I can relate to, definitely.”

    Amen Dwyane Wade, amen.