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Review by DR76 posted 3 months ago
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"LOST IN AUSTEN" (2008) Review

I must admit that I am usually not a fan of novels or any other forms of storytelling that are based upon or continuations of published works of the origin author. This is certainly the case for the numerous works (sans two) based upon Jane Austen's six published novels.

The 2008 miniseries, "LOST IN AUSTEN" is not based upon any particular Austen novel that was not written by the Georgian Era writer. Instead, it is the brainchild of screenwriter Guy Andrews. The latter created this fantasy-comedy, which is an adaptation of Austen's novel, "Pride and Prejudice". "LOST IN AUSTEN" told the story of one Amanda Price, a twenty-something career woman, who lives in Hammersmith, a suburb of London. Amanda works at a bank and shares a flat with another twenty-something named Pirhana. She dates an obtuse and slightly crude young man named Michael, with whom she has become disenchanted. Amanda is also a die-hard Jane Austen fan. And her favorite pastime is reading the author's published works - especially her favorite novel, "Pride and Prejudice".
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Review by DR76 posted over a year ago
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"PRIDE AND PREJUDICE" (2005) Review

To my knowledge, there have been at least ten screen (film and/or television) adaptations of Jane Austen's 1813 novel, "Pride and Prejudice". I believe it has been adapted more times than her other five novels. This is not surprising. It is probably the most beloved of her six novels. I have seen four of those adaptations, myself. And one of them is director-writer Joe Wright's 2005 film adaptation.

"PRIDE AND PREJUDICE" starred Keira Knightley and Matthew MacFadyen as Elizabeth Bennet and Fitzwilliam Darcy. The story focuses on Elizabeth's dealings with marriage, manners and other issues in the landed gentry society of late Georgian England. Elizabeth and her four sisters are encouraged by their mother to find a suitable husband before their father's estate is inherited by a distant male cousin. The Bennet family is heartened by the blossoming romance between Elizabeth's older sister Jane and a wealthy bachelor named Charles Bingley, who has rented a neighboring estate. But the family are unaware that Mr. Bingley's even wealthier friend, Fitzwilliam Darcy, has grown attracted to the extroverted...
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Opinion by lovespercy posted over a year ago
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IF YOU LOVE PRIDE AND PREJUDICE-- you'll LOVE this new book. Its called 'Edenbrooke' by Julianne Donaldson. It is a must read. Check it out. I actually thought it was better than Pride and prejudice (hard to fathom).
It is similar to P a P (Pride and Prejudice) in all ways. It is a heart pounding romance with lots of twists and turns. Edenbrooke is now my all time favorite books! I couldn't for the life of me set it down.
YOU MUST READ THIS!!! If you love PaP then you will ADORE Edenbrooke. It is a relatively fast read. I have read it twice the past week. It is THAT good.
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Review by DR76 posted over a year ago
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"PRIDE AND PREJUDICE" (1940) Review

There have been at least eight adaptations of "Pride and Prejudice", Jane Austen's 1813 novel. But as far as I know, only four are well known or constantly mentioned by many of the novelist's present-day fans. And one of the four happens to be the movie adapted in 1940 by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.

Directed by Robert Z. Leonard, "PRIDE AND PREJUDICE" told the story of the five unmarried daughters of a 19th century English landowner and the efforts of his shrill wife to get them married before his estate is inherited by a distant male cousin. For years, this version of Austen's novel has been highly regarded by fans and critics alike. But ever since the advent of numerous Austen adaptations in the past 15 to 20 years, these same critics and fans have been incredibly harsh toward this Hollywood classic. Many have complained that the movie failed to be a faithful adaptation of the 1813 novel.

Many of the complaints volleyed by recent Austen fans include:
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Article by KeepItSecret posted over a year ago
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Calling all Jane Austen fans!!
link is a newly opened RPG site, dedicated to all Jane Austen characters and books. You have the opportunity to be a Jane Austen character, or even create your own regency character!
With very few members, the majority of Austen's own characters are up for grabs!!
The only canon characters taken at the moment are Mr and Mrs Bennet, so plenty of places available.
Come and have a look around, and join if you so wish (please read the rules before hand though!)
Thanks alot guys!
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Review by DR76 posted over a year ago
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"PRIDE AND PREJUDICE" (1995) Review

There have been numerous adaptations of Jane Austen’s celebrated 1813 novel, "Pride and Prejudice" over the past decades. Two of these versions happened to be BBC miniseries that aired in 1980 and 1995. It has been a long time since I have viewed the 1980 miniseries. However, I recently saw the 1995 miniseries for the umpteenth time and decided to finally write a review of it. Adapted by screenwriter Andrew Davies, the miniseries was produced by Sue Birtwistle and directed by Simon Langton.

Austen’s story centered around one Elizabeth Bennet, the second of five daughters of a country gentleman living in Regency England and the efforts of her parents (or should I say of her mother) to find eligible husbands for her and her four other sisters. Two of these men happened to be the wealthy Charles Bingley, who has moved into the Bennets’ Hertfordshire neighborhood; and his wealthier friend, Fitzwilliam Darcy. The cheerful Mr. Bingley has managed to easily win the favor of the Bennets and their neighbors. He has also fallen in love with Elizabeth’s older sister, the even-tempered Jane. On the other hand,...
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Article by levraphael posted over a year ago
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from the Huffington Post:

I've published twenty books in genres from memoir to mystery but I never thought of doing an Austen mashup until I read Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.

While I enjoyed Zombies at first because it was surprising and funny, eventually it started to feel like a one-note protest against all the decorous PBS Austen series and all the die-hard Austen fans around the world. Dude, forget carriages and bonnets, gimme brains!

Zombies reads like graffiti, which can be ugly or beautiful depending on your point of view. You see that split on amazon.com, where half the reviewers give it four or five stars, and half give it from one to three stars. Did the author even like Austen? I wasn't sure. But he sure had fun taking a bite out of her.

I'd been reading and enjoying Austen since college, and analyzing Zombies technically got me thinking: why not do a mashup the opposite way? Instead of imposing a whole elaborate system onto one of her novels that turned her characters into caricatures, why not weave changes into the fabric of the book? What if I could do a Pride and Prejudice mashup which didn't call attention to...
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Review by DR76 posted over a year ago
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"PRIDE AND PREJUDICE" (1980) Review

As many fans of Jane Austen must know, there have been several screen and television adaptations of the author’s most celebrated novel, "Pride and Prejudice", published in 1813. I usually come across at least five of those versions – including the six-part BBC adaptation that aired in the U.S. in 1980. The miniseries was adapted by Fay Weldon and directed by Cyril Coke.

Only someone unfamiliar with Austen’s story would not know that "PRIDE AND PREJUDICE" told the story of Elizabeth Bennet, the second-born daughter of an English gentleman and landowner in Regency England. The story focused on the efforts of her volatile mother to find eligible husbands for Elizabeth and her four sisters. It is also a love story about Elizabeth’s tumultuous relationship with a wealthy and haughty gentleman named Fitzwilliam Darcy. Through six episodes, the miniseries explored Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy’s emotions, as their relationship went from mild hostility, misunderstandings and prejudice, to love, respect and marriage. Many Austen fans consider Weldon’s adaptation to be the most faithful to the 1813...
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Opinion by DR76 posted over a year ago
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SOCIAL CLASS AND THE BENNET FAMILY IN "PRIDE AND PREJUDICE"

Considering how long I have been a fan of Jane Austen’s 1813 novel, "PRIDE AND PREJUDICE" and its numerous television and movie adaptations, I am surprised that I have never considered something about its heroine, Elizabeth Bennet, and her family. Ever since I have been reading numerous articles about the novel and its adaptations, I have noticed that many have labeled the Bennet family as members of the middle-class or the upper middle-class in Regency England. And it finally occurred to me that many of these fans were in error.


I can see the doubt rising in the eyes of those reading this article. The Bennets were not middle-class or upper middle-class? How can that be? After all, Austen’s novel made it clear that Fitzwilliam Darcy had married beneath him when Elizabeth Bennet became his wife. But if one knew the truth about social classes in Great Britain around that time, one would understand that Mr. Darcy actually married a woman from his own class. Elizabeth, her father and her sisters were members of the landed gentry. Members of Regency England’s upper...
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Opinion by alsallis posted over a year ago
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I am a big fan of Jane Austen and Pride and Prejudice. One day I was sitting on my couch reading Pride and Prejudice and thought, "there needs to be a trivia game for this book..." Well, I did it. I wrote all the questions, which are directly out of the book and made the game. Here is a link to the web page:

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I hope you all enjoy Pride and Prejudice Trivia. It will be available in May 2010 on Amazon.com and in independent toy, game & book stores across the country.

Thanks for reading,
Alauna

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Guide by becca85 posted over a year ago
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During my search for Pride and Prejudice sequels, I have managed to come across many websites that offer P&P fanfiction. I thought I would post my findings here for all to enjoy. The stories on these sites range anywhere from one or two stories to hundreds of stories, so browse at your leisure.

The only site that I have completely and thoroughly enjoyed thus far is the Bits of Ivory site (listed below), so most of the other sites I don’t have much information to relay regarding content, though I will perform cursory inspections of each site to provide necessary details to its content for your benefit.

In putting together this list I have also come to the realization that some fan-fic authors have posted the same story on multiple sites, so you may run across the same stories in different areas.

I did give authors their own links if they had their own webpage connected with the primary link.

If you know of any other websites that feature P&P fanfiction, let me know and I will update this as needed.
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List by becca85 posted over a year ago
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[b]I wanted to share my list of Pride & Prejudice published fanfics for anyone else who enjoys reading “What if…?” stories. This list should have 302 titles at this time. That does not include titles that were rereleased under different titles. I’m pretty sure I have the most comprehensive compilation of Pride & Prejudice published fanfics on the web. Anyone know a title I don’t have on here? :D

With the popular rise of e-books nowadays, some of the titles listed below can only be read electronically. Those will be notated by KINDLE appearing after the author's name.

All of the books with an asterisk (*) are books that have a recommended reading order and are ordered in the correct way.

Any note that starts with ** follows the title it is referring to.

The books also have an “R” or an “M” after every title. This corresponds with whether the novel is set in the Regency era (or somewhere around the actual time period Jane Austen set her story in) or whether it is a modern variation. There are a small handful that I don't quite know based just on summaries.
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Opinion by pandp4eva posted over a year ago
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We've seen every version of PandP, we've read the book countless times, and we all have a secret crush (or not so secret) on this 18th century male. Why can't we get enough?...

Mr. Darcy is not only a charecter in Pride and Prejudice but he is a true lead in the book. He is a mysterious, intriguing charecter that seems to truly hit home in our hearts even more than we can explain. But how? I've come up with a good list of reasons why we can't get enough of this awesome hero.

1. He's rich (slightly self-centered, but hey, it adds to the image)

2. He is described as handsome. (Enough said :)

3. Since he is a charecter in a book, his features are open to representation. (you can make him look like anyone you want)

4. We don't just love him, but we love the story. (Since JA's novels are so well written and clever, just being the hero the story makes Mr. Darcy even more amazing.

5. Elizabeth is in love with him. (Jane Austen's writing makes you want to be or even think you are Elizabeth Bennet. So therefore, you start to fall in love with Darcy as Elizabeth does.
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List by becca85 posted over a year ago
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*Six hours no longer seems like a long time.

*You begin to wonder why all movies are not six episodes long.

*You have memorized where the commercial breaks come as well as the order of the commercials in each break.

*You watch the movie all the way through non-stop - then rewind it and start all over again.

*The movie just keeps on getting better every time you watch it.

*On a recent visit to a local lake, you were inspired to dive in and go swimming fully clothed.

*Your relatives and friends no longer think that you are strange for asking them to call you "Lizzy".

*You sing along with the background music.

*You find ways to quote Pride and Prejudice in daily life: "That shirt is tolerable, but not handsome enough to tempt me." ...etc...

*After hours of studying the dance scenes, you held a party and forced all your friends to learn the dance steps so that you could pretend to be Lizzy at the Netherfield Ball.
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Review by lavender615 posted over a year ago
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"It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife."—Chapter 1, P&P

Don’t judge a book by it’s cover…its title may give the readers a different connotation of what this book is really about. It may give the readers an idea of discrimination, fury, preconception or judgment, but on the contrary Pride and Prejudice is simply just the greatest love story of all time.

Pride and Prejudice, written by Jane Austen, revolves around the courtship and marriage among the noble in the 19th century. Its main characters are the spunky, witty and "bewitching" Elizabeth Bennet and the proud yet bashful Mr. Darcy. Basically, their courtship takes their readers to an emotional roller coaster ride and a million goosebumps and tingles. I would say that being a fan of love stories, this one goes right to the top as one of my favorites. What was amazing about this novel is how Jane Austen weaved her words, in a way that the readers can also relate with the emotions that the characters are feeling. She also was able to describe the places and events that occurred in the novel...
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Opinion by chel1395 posted over a year ago
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When I first heard that a new Pride and Prejudice film was in the works, I was both apprehensive and excited. I had seen every single film adaptation made of my favorite Jane Austen book and considered the A&E version starring Colin Firth as Mr Darcy and Jennifer Ehle as Elizabeth Bennett the end-all. As a miniseries, it was able to closely follow the book and not omit any of the wonderful parts that made the novel a classic. With a movie made for the big screen, important plot twists and scenes would have to be removed to fit in the allotted time. It was with slight trepidation that I watched the new version, but I quickly found myself caught up in the breathtaking scenery and the witty repetoire between Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy. At first, I felt I was betraying Colin Firth by enjoying the new film. However, I have managed to come to terms with my love for both movies.

As for my love of the 2005 version, let me start by saying that Colin Firth will always be Mr. Darcy. He can play as many roles as he wants, but that man is forever stuck in my mind as Mr. Darcy. Keeping that in mind, however, Matthew Macfadyen was an excellent choice to follow in his footsteps. I...
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