Pride and Prejudice Resources
Here's an extensive collection of Austen-related links, in case you need more leads.
A Jane Austen informational page by a website called "The Republic of Pemberley." This site is packed with cool info. We're linking you to the Pride and Prejudice page. Be sure to check out the "Notes on random topics, including the society of Jane Austen's day." Awesome.
This is the homepage for the 1995 BBC Pride and Prejudice with Colin Firth and Jennifer Ehle.
We know, we know—Austen was pre-Victorian, but the good folks at the Victorian Web also provide great resources on some of the most famous pre-Victorian writers, including Austen. Check out this website for solid historical context, scholarly articles, and more.
The BBC Historic Figures profile for Jane Austen.
Learn more about Austen and the TV adaptations of her novels.
This page includes a virtual tour of one of Jane Austen's houses.
In the nineteenth century, people went to Bath to drink the mineral-rich waters. Like Brighton, it was a resort town that served as the setting of some portions of Austen's novels. Includes info and videos.
Pride and Prejudice reimagined as a Facebook newsfeed. This is so brilliant that Shmoop wishes we'd written it.
Movie or TV Productions
A modernized version of Pride and Prejudice set on a college campus.
Be on the lookout for the movie in 2013.
A 1940 adaptation of Pride and Prejudice written by Aldous Huxley and starring Laurence Olivier as Mr. Darcy. You'll have to get over the anachronism of the women wearing dresses that look more suited to the 1840s.
This 1980 version is super faithful to the book. It doesn't have the lavish budget of the 1995 version, but Shmoop admits to liking it best.
A BBC miniseries featuring Colin Firth as Mr. Darcy and Jennifer Ehle as Elizabeth. This much-loved version of Pride and Prejudice faithfully follows the novel and even throws in a few sexy scenes like Lydia and Wickham in bed together and Colin Firth in a wet shirt. (Don't worry; it's totally PG.)
Bridget Jones's Diary (2001) is a sort of highly modernized spin-off on Pride and Prejudice, with Renée Zellweger as the Elizabeth Bennet equivalent and Colin Firth reprising his 1995 role as Mark Darcy. Hilarity ensues.
Bollywood. Bride and Prejudice (2004). Aishwarya Rai. Need we say more? Why aren't you watching it already?
This 2005 movie stars Keira Knightley as Elizabeth and Matthew Macfadyen as Mr. Darcy. It takes some liberties with the novel, but we like its gritty realism.
A selection of Austen's letters. Check out a preview from Google Books.
Read the complete text of Pride and Prejudice online. It comes in many formats (html, pdf, Kindle) and is searchable.
Here's a shot of Keira Knightley as Elizabeth Bennet in the 2005 movie.
Colin Firth as Mr. Darcy in the 1995 miniseries
Matthew MacFayden as Mr. Darcy in the 2005 movie
Here's Lizzy talking to her dad in an 1830s edition of Pride and Prejudice.
Jane Austen was supposedly super pretty. What do you think?
Mark Twain agrees with you, as do several other famous authors.
An article from The Atlantic about the income inequality between Elizabeth and Darcy.
This is a conservative website with a variety of feature articles hosts this "investigation" into gentleman-like behavior, as [ironically] exhibited by Austen's Fitzwilliam Darcy. Warning: some of the sentiments in this article will likely incense some readers. It's a great debate starter.
A blog that claims to bring "Jane Austen, her novels, and the Regency Period alive through food, dress, social customs, and other 19th C. historical details related to this topic."
This blog all things Austen—the "novels, movies, sequels and the pop culture she has inspired."
Jane Austen lives! Frequently updated news and snark from a devoted Janeite.
This website has lots of manuscripts for Austen's novels. It doesn't include Pride and Prejudice but it's still really cool to see Austen's handwriting and scratch marks.
Here's an 1813 review of Pride and Prejudice. Like a lot of reviews of the time, it includes really long excerpts from the book—since you couldn't exactly surf on over to check out a preview on Amazon.
Letters are super important in all of Austen's novels, so it's not surprising she wrote a lot of them. Here's a sneak peak.
Here's the Australian group The Chaser trying to see if they can pick up women while dressed as Mr. Darcy, and using only Mr. Darcy's lines from the novel.
Check out where Austen lived and wrote her novels, at Chawton Cottage.
Here's a neat video about Austen's early attempts at writing, with some info on Pride and Prejudice.
The trailer for the 2005 movie starring Keira Knightley. Do you buy her as Lizzy?
Hope you've got a strong stomach. From the classic 1995 miniseries.
A faux movie trailer. If only it were real.
The breakout hit from Bride and Prejudice: no life without wife.
Listen to the full book, from LearnOutLoud.com. Watch out, though. The chapters don't display in order.
David Shapard, editor of The Annotated Pride and Prejudice, talks about historical context on NPR's Talk of the Nation.