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Here's an extensive collection of Austen-related links, in case you need more leads.

No Foreign Currency Accepted

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.

Pride and Pinafores

This is the homepage for the 1995 BBC Pride and Prejudice with Colin Firth and Jennifer Ehle.

Anachronomicon

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.

Finding Jane

The BBC Historic Figures profile for Jane Austen.

Masterful Theater

Learn more about Austen and the TV adaptations of her novels.

Writer At Work

This page includes a virtual tour of one of Jane Austen's houses.

Bubble Bath

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.

Austenbook

Pride and Prejudice reimagined as a Facebook newsfeed. This is so brilliant that Shmoop wishes we'd written it.

Movie or TV Productions

Pride and Prejudice (2003)

A modernized version of Pride and Prejudice set on a college campus.

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

Be on the lookout for the movie in 2013.

Black and White

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.

BBC Classics

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.

Star Power

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.)

Dear Diary

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.

From Hollywood to Bollywood

Bollywood. Bride and Prejudice (2004). Aishwarya Rai. Need we say more? Why aren't you watching it already?

Oscar Nominee

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.

Books

Letters

A selection of Austen's letters.  Check out a preview from Google Books.

E-Book

Read the complete text of Pride and Prejudice online. It comes in many formats (html, pdf, Kindle) and is searchable.

Images

Our Heroine

Here's a shot of Keira Knightley as Elizabeth Bennet in the 2005 movie.

Keep Calm and Smolder On

Colin Firth as Mr. Darcy in the 1995 miniseries

Still Smoldering

Matthew MacFayden as Mr. Darcy in the 2005 movie

Mr. Bennet's Favorite Daughter

Here's Lizzy talking to her dad in an 1830s edition of Pride and Prejudice.

She, a Beauty?

Jane Austen was supposedly super pretty. What do you think?

Articles

Hate Pride and Prejudice?

Mark Twain agrees with you, as do several other famous authors.

Love or Money

An article from The Atlantic about the income inequality between Elizabeth and Darcy.

Ungentlemanlike

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.

Blogs

Jane Austen's World

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."

Austenprose

This blog all things Austen—the "novels, movies, sequels and the pop culture she has inspired."

AustenBlog

Jane Austen lives! Frequently updated news and snark from a devoted Janeite.

Historical Documents

The Write Stuff

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.

They Loved It! They Really Love It!

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.

Dear Sir or Madam

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.

Video

Was Your Father a Thief?

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.

Regency Cribs

Check out where Austen lived and wrote her novels, at Chawton Cottage.

Juvenilia

Here's a neat video about Austen's early attempts at writing, with some info on Pride and Prejudice.

On Location

The trailer for the 2005 movie starring Keira Knightley. Do you buy her as Lizzy?

Mr. Collins Proposes!

Hope you've got a strong stomach. From the classic 1995 miniseries.

Jane Austen's Fight Club

A faux movie trailer. If only it were real.

Starring Mr. Collins

The breakout hit from Bride and Prejudice: no life without wife.

Audio

Plug in the iPhone

Listen to the full book, from LearnOutLoud.com. Watch out, though. The chapters don't display in order.

Days of Yore

David Shapard, editor of The Annotated Pride and Prejudice, talks about historical context on NPR's Talk of the Nation.

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