Inspired by the many weekly memes about books.
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In January 1813 a book, written by “a lady”, was published. It was her second book — the first published in 1811 — and little did she know what an impact it would have on the world. . .even 200 years later.
In the 200 years of its existence, it has been adapted for television, the silver screen, and the stage many times. It has spawned countless written sequels and re-tellings. It’s such a timeless story, it’s been modernized, in written and theatrical form, making it accessible to groups of people who may never read the original. Even the author herself is bankable, inspiring books and movies with her as the main character, and is considered one of the most influential authors of all time.
It’s been my goal to re-read Jane’s six novels in a two-year cycle: three one year, three the next. Last year, I re-read Emma, Mansfield Park, and Persuasion. This year, it will be Pride & Prejudice, Sense & Sensibility, and Northanger Abbey.
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Title: Pride & Prejudice
Author: Jane Austen
Genre: Historical, Classics
When Elizabeth Bennet first meets eligible bachelor Fitzwilliam Darcy, she thinks him arrogant and conceited, while he struggles to remain indifferent to her good looks and lively mind. When she later discovers that Darcy has involved himself in the troubled relationship between his friend Bingley and her beloved sister Jane, she is determined to dislike him more than ever. In the sparkling comedy of manners that follows, Jane Austen shows the folly of judging by first impressions and superbly evokes the friendships, gossip and snobberies of provincial middle-class life.
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