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Pride and Prejudice 200

January 2013 was PRIDE AND PREJUDICE's Bicentenary  
(January 28, 1813 - January 28, 2013)

Jane Austen's classic novel, PRIDE AND PREJUDICE celebrated 200 years of its publication last January 28, 2013.
Author(s) Jane Austen
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Genre(s) Novel of manners, Satire
Publisher T. Egerton, Whitehall
Publication date 28 January 1813
Media type Print (Hardback, 3 volumes)

Pride and Prejudice is a novel by Jane Austen, first published in 1813. The story follows the main character Elizabeth Bennet as she deals with issues of manners, upbringing, morality, education and marriage in the society of the landed gentry of early 19th-century England. Elizabeth is the second of five daughters of a country gentleman, living near the fictional town of Meryton in Hertfordshire, near London.

Though the story's setting is characteristically turn-of-the-19th-century, it retains a fascination for modern readers, continuing near the top of lists of 'most loved books' such as The Big Read. It has become one of the most popular novels in English literature, and receives considerable attention from literary scholars. Modern interest in the book has resulted in a number of dramatic adaptations and an abundance of novels and stories imitating Austen's memorable characters or themes. To date, the book has sold some 20 million copies worldwide.

Relationships between CHARACTERS in 
Jane Austen's PRIDE AND PREJUDICE novel

(including Plot summary, Main characters, Publication historyModern popularity, Adaptations, etc.) 

(source: Archive: Lilly Library, Indiana University; Original publication: Austen, Jane. Pride and Prejudice. London: T. Egerton, 1813. (title image via Wikipedia)

Read  Pride and Prejudice novel by chapter via Online-Literature.com

Pride and Prejudice Book Covers
There are probably a thousand covers of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice novel since it was first published in 1813. These covers are just some of them that I've compiled here for this page. Take a look at them! Click image ^ to enlarge. View more in the slideshow album below...

Here it is (again), the link to where you can listen to Matthew reading P&P novel. You can also download the podcast episode (for free) as well on iTunes (if you have one...if not, be sure to download iTunes to download and listen to MM!). I have downloaded this and transferred it to my iPod ever since I heard of this and have been listening to MM's Darcysexylicious voice everyday, lol. It's been fun listening to him read the P&P passage just before I go to bed like I'm listening to a bedtime story and his voice's just so beautiful and soothing to listen to. I even read along with my P&P novel (Chapter 34, pages 184-189) as I was listening to Matthew read.

Now you can read along too while you listen to Matthew "MR. DARCY" Macfadyen himself as he reads the first proposal passage from the novel in the YT audio/videos below...
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or watch and listen to MM (with clips from his P&P movie)...
Matthew MacFadyen reads the first proposal scene from Pride and Prejudice from MosaicVideo on Vimeo.

Rosamund Pike recording P&P audiobook | Courtesy Audible Studios

The story "gives people, in surprising ways, a huge amount of joy," says Pike

Rosamund Pike is revisiting her roots.

The Gone Girl star has teamed up with Amazon's audiobook division Audible to narrate the Jane Austen classic Pride & Prejudice, and PEOPLE has an exclusive first listen to the recording.  

The clip below is from chapter three, when the curmudgeonly Mr. Darcy skeptically eyes protagonist Elizabeth Bennet at a ball.

Rosamund Pike | Courtesy Audible Studios

Between her delightful British accent and experience with the material (she starred in the 2005 film adaptation opposite Keira Knightley), Pike, 36, makes for an excellent, entertaining narrator.

Audible's Pride & Prejudice audiobook featuring Pike is available for preorder and will be released Dec. 8, 2016. 

Watch: New Audible Interview with Rosamund Pike inside the studio as she reads Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice!

Book Recommendation: P&P/Jane Austen Inspired Novels

Also, check out...
The Pride & Prejudice Novel Top 10

Pride & Prejudice 200 Banners, cover photos, and wallpapers
(I've made for this blog, extra page and fb pages)...


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