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P & P & P

by: Abinadi Ayerdis | on: 2010-05-04 14:49:18

May is here, my friends, and that means that it is time to take on a new Jane Austen novel. This month we will be reading Pride and Prejudice.

P & P is the only Jane Austen novel I have read previous to this year. It has been a good seven years since I read it. I recall enjoying the story. It is the most widely read Austen novel, I understand. I expect this will be a good read again.

There have been many movie renditions (some better than others). As usual, I will be watching the BBC version. I will report my thoughts and musings on it here.

Pride and Prejudice is so famous that there is a parody novel based on it called Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. It is not, of course, by Austen, and is not part of the year of Jane Austen; however, I do intend to read it as well. After all, with a title like that, how can I not read it?

Also, if you are interested in reading my few thoughts on the previous novel, Sense and Sensibility, you can see them here.


DanJones 2010-05-04 15:46:24

To be more accurate, "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies" is not exactly a parody, but more of an adaptation, and most of the book is, in fact, by Jane Austen. The book takes the original "Pride and Prejudice" text by Jane Austen, and adds in some extra text to put zombies into the story. Some of Austen's original words were changed to fit the addition of zombies, but most of her text was kept in tact. And it's a great read.

Green 2010-05-04 18:19:12

I heard that Pride and Prejudice and Zombies was dumb.

Dubya 2010-05-05 11:58:59

I'll be starting Pride and Prejudice next week. By the way, I watched the Ang Lee directed film adaptation of Sense and Sensibility. I thought it was acceptable. Except for Hugh Grant.

janeheiress 2010-05-05 22:44:46

What's wrong with Hugh Grant? Seriously?

el Seco 2010-05-06 00:04:36

Hugh Grant is a wuss-boy.

Giullieta 2010-05-06 05:16:32

The part where Alan Rickman is carrying Kate Winslet out of the rain . . . the only Austen oriented thing that makes my heart race faster.

Green 2010-05-06 17:38:30

I guess if you don't like Hugh Grant, the movie isn't very good. I still think it's one of the best movies ever made; the screenplay was brilliant.

Dubya 2010-05-08 00:08:38

Every Hugh Grant role is the same: confused Englishman. The levels of charm vary.