Where do I even start with this great book and film?! I first read the novel when I was in high school, when my mother handed me her copy and informed me that it was one of the greatest love stories ever written. The novel was originally published in 1813 as Jane Austen’s second published work, after Sense and Sensibility. It was an immediate success and is still considered one of the best books to read. I have to admit that I personally own four copies of the book, one in a nice leather bound collection, two paperbacks and one in ebook form. Since obtaining my ereader, I check the Amazon.com bestseller list almost daily, in the year I have had it Pride and Prejudice has remained in the top 100.
Having read the book numerous times and I am not even going to start trying to count how many times I have seen the film (in any version), I have to agree with my mother’s assessment. Since most of us already familiar with this book and movie (honestly, I am just using this as an excuse to reread the books and watch the films) I thought we might try a different approach.
So the first thing to pay attention to, when reading and watching is Darcy, which actor/film has the better Darcy?
The next question, which couple do you like better, Jane and Mr. Bingley or Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy?
Finally, and most importantly, which film version do you like best, if you have seen both?
So get reading, watching and meet back here on the 23rd to discuss your thoughts.