When my sister, who loves gorry horror movies, suggested I watch a 6 hour long 1996 BBC/A&E version of Pride and Pride and Prejudice...I thought "It must be very good." It was. Very, very good. As an English major...as a reader...I was surprised that I had never ever read any of Jane Austen's works before. I immediately called up my friend Liz and said, "How have I gone through this much of my life without reading Pride and Prejudice before?" Liz responded, "Read Austen's works slowly because she is quite dead. There are only so many."
And then I discovered the world of Jane Austin spin offs.
Books inspired by Pride and Prejudice and/or the movies with the same name.
(This photo doesn't include my DVD's and attests to the fact I do nothing in moderation)
There are so many! By pacing myself, I can keep reading and rereading about Elizabeth and Darcy for years and never come out of that delightful fog of Regency England.
I am going to start posting reviews of some of the Pride and Prejudice follow up books I have read.
Mostly, this is to help me to keep them straight.
I am not an Austen expert...just a fan.
And yet my lack of information (in the expert field) does not create a lack of opinion.
I will post no spoilers (items that give away key plot turns) just an over all take on the book.
If you have read it too - please let me know what you think!
However, I will talk about the plot of Pride and Prejudice as if you already know it....so know it or perhaps don't read the review. It is a wonderful book and I wouldn't want to spoil any part of it for you.
I will also refer to the 1996 BBC/A&E mini series with Jennifer Ehle and Colin Firth and the more recent 2005 Kira Knightly and Matthew Macfayden movie of Pride and Prejudice. I admit freely that I liked the BBC/A&E version better.
If you disagree, feel free to let me know.
I always enjoy a well thought out discussion...even if I fail to present one myself at times.
If you have read any sequels or retellings - what were they?
Because, clearly, I am in need of reading material:)
Dude, those books were heavy!