Pride and Prejudice Bicentenary Challenge

I’m ashamed to say that I have not read Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice yet. I have made several attempts and I’ve loved the first 40 pages, but something has always come up to put it on hold. Now that one of the most beloved novels of all time is turning 200 years old, it’s finally time. And I’m doing penance by participating in a year long challenge by Austenprose, to make up for the sequels, spin-offs and analytic essays I’ve missed. I’ll also be including film adaptations, which I’ve seen, but they’re too good to leave out.

Here’s my reading/viewing list:

  • 1. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (1813) — 1996 Penguin Classics edition
  • 2. Mr. Darcy’s Diary by Amanda Grange (2007)
  • 3. Pride and Prejudice Universal Studios film (2005)
  • 4.The Perfect Bride for Mr. Darcy by Mary Lydon Simonsen (2011)
  • 5. Pride and Prejudice Metro-Goldyn Meyer film (1940)
  • 6. The Other Mr. Darcy by Monica Fairview (2009)
  • 7. Pride and Prejudice BBC/A&E miniseries (1995)
  • 8. Austenland by Shannon Hale (2008)
  • 9. Bridget Jones’s Diary by Helen Fielding (1996)
  • 10. Flirting with Pride and Prejudice: fresh perspectives on the original chick-lit masterpiece, edited by Jennifer Crusie (2005)
  • 11.Bride and Prejudice Miramax film (2004)