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Pride and Prejudice turns 200
BBC ^ | January 29, 2013 | Will Gompertz

Posted on 02/10/2013 6:13:37 AM PST by Altariel

Jane Austen's "own darling child" Pride and Prejudice is celebrating its 200th birthday.

Although out of copyright and available for free on e-readers, it is estimated that Pride and Prejudice sells up to 50,000 copies each year in the UK alone.

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TOPICS: Books/Literature; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: austen; janeausten; prideandprejudice

1 posted on 02/10/2013 6:13:48 AM PST by Altariel
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To: Altariel

I just purchased the Firth/Ehle BBC version on DVD for almost nothing after realizing that its my favorite. I’m struggling through the audio version of Manfield Park right now, not my favorite of her novels but I made it through the miniseries and decided I had to make it through the book. I do love the rest of her books. Character studies with very good dialogue. Misdirection is her forte. Aha, that’s what I’m missing in Manfield Park. Its so obvious that Fanny ends up with Edmund. There’s no suspense.

2 posted on 02/10/2013 6:29:03 AM PST by Mercat (Never laugh at live dragons)
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To: Mercat

Is there a mini series of Mansfield Park? I have the Pride and Prejudice mini series and am listening to the audio books of her works now too.

3 posted on 02/10/2013 8:52:03 AM PST by June2
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