Pride and Prejudice was first published in 1813, marking this year the 200th anniversary!
Now many there are many fandoms out there and in which the people convene, talk, dress as their favorite characters, creatre fanfiction tales, etc. Some of the more known ones are Star Wars, Star Trek, Supernatural, Sherlock, Lord of the Rings, and Doctor Who; but none of these are anywhere near as well known, talked as much about, continuously recreated in film, book, clothing, memes, etc as Jane Austen. Face it, us Austenites have been around a long time and we are all pretty crazy.
If Jane Austen were still alive today this would be countless fans
And let’s face it, out of all of her amazing works which is the most loved, fantisized, recreated, inspirational to other films/books/movies?
You guessed it Pride & Prejudice
I mean when someone mentions the name we all fangirl over it
This is so me
When a group of us Austenites get together and start discussing the books and the movies and we hear that someone hasn’t read it, we all are shocked and disappointed.
It is true testament to how awesome Jane Austen is that her work is congruent to today’s times. It is so easily relatable, and she has clearly stood the test of time.
Here’s to another 200 years!
One of the biggest reasons for why is is the characters. Elizabeth and Darcy are so lovable, everyone wants to be Elizabeth and everyone wants a Darcy.
I mean even in a culture where bad writing has become popular reads (for example Twilight and Fifty Shades of Simon Grey) Pride and Prejudice still reigns supreme.
So to celebrate Pride and Prejudice’s birthday, I am going to be doing a series of Pride and Prejudice posts honoring one of Jane’s greatest works.
I also will be reviewing the books, films, musicals, etc that are based on Pride and Prejudice. So if you are a fan, I am pretty sure you will enjoy these posts, if not sorry but Jane Austen is in the web address.
For those of you who enjoy my non-Austen posts, never fear those will be coming as well. I just figured it was time to put the Austen back in janeaustenrunsmylife.
Here is the first of 30 works based on Pride & Prejudice that I plan to be reviewing. (As there are a LOT, I will be posting multiple lists. In fact, thus far my list is 83 items and I’m adding all the time.)
Pride & Prejudice: A BabyLit Counting Primer by Jennifer Adams
An Assembly Such as This (Fitzwilliam Darcy, Gentleman #1) by Pamela Aidan
Darcy’s Story: Pride & Prejudice Told From a Whole New Perspective by Janet Alymer
Pride & Prescience: Or a Truth Universally Acknowledged by Carrie Bebris
Suspense and Sensibility (Or First Impressions Revisited) by Carrie Bebris
Mr. Darcy Takes a Wife (Darcy & Elizabeth #1) by Linda Berdoll
The Darcy Monolgues: Part I, The Regency edited by Christina Boyd and written by Various
The Darcy Monolgues: Part II, Other Eras edited by Christina Boyd and written by Various
The Butterfly and the Violin (A Hidden Masterpiece #1) by Kristy Cambron
Prude & Prejudice by Francine Carroll
Definitely Not Mr. Darcy by Karen Doornebos
Prom & Prejudice by Elizabeth Eulberg
Fall for You (Jane Austen Academy #1) by Cecilia Gray
Too Pretty by Andrea Grigg
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame Smith
Austenland by Shannon Hale
Midnight in Austenland by Shannon Hale
The Accidental Bride: A Romantic Comedy by Janice Harayda
Death Comes to Pemberly by P. D. James
Mr. Darcy Broke My Heart by Beth Pattillo
The Confession of Fitzwilliam Darcy by Mary Street
Lost in Austen: Create Your Own Austen Adventure
Pride & Prejudice (1940)
Bridget Jones’ Diary (2001)
The 12 Men of Christmas (2009)
Love at the Thanksgiving Day Parade (2012)
Death Comes to Pemberley: Episode One (2013)
Death Comes to Pemberley: Episode Two (2013)
First Impressions (1959)
For an earlier Pride and Prejudice post go to It’s Super Important