Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
(#2 on The Big Read. My combined score: 23)
Written between October 1796 and August 1797, revised between 1811 and 1812 and finally first published in 1813. It’s amazing to me that Austen was only 21 when she started this book.
Austen saw little of the profit from this book as she sold all rights for £110.
Surprised to find that I loved the book almost from the first page. The mom especially. I won’t say she reminded me at all of my mom, but she did.
Total: 23 out of 30
Overall: Loved the book. I ranked the story element relatively low just because there didn’t really seem to be one.
Recommendations: Highly recommend to any adult or smart teen.
Available on Amazon.com
Free Kindle Edition: Pride and Prejudice
DVD: Pride & Prejudice: Keepsake Edition (1995 BBC 6 part miniseries starring Colin Firth and Jennifer Ehle)
10/10 An almost flawless adaption. If you liked the book at all watch it.
DVD: Pride & Prejudice (2005 movie starring Keira Knightley and Talulah Riley)
8/10 A very good adaption. I wasn’t 100% happy with the casting (Elizabeth being prettier than Jane for example) but really the only problem was that the movie skips over so much material. But that’s always going to be a problem when they adapt a book into a movie.