Monday, January 28, 2013

Happy 200th, Pride and Prejudice!

Source: google.com via Kilie on Pinterest


I know we're all eager for the official announcement of D.K.'s new name, but I couldn't let the 200th anniversary of the publication of "Pride and Prejudice" go without notice. D.K., who has a literary bent himself, graciously agreed to wait one more day until the announcement.

I first read "Pride and Prejudice" in the summer of 1964. It was part of our "summer reading" for high school and I became a fan. My appreciation for Jane Austen has grown over the years, and with the exception of "Northranger Abbey" I believe I've read the rest of her novels. I have deep affection for "Persuasion," but today is "Pride and Prejudice's" day and all the attention is on this wonderful novel.

To Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy, to their friends and family, I raise a toast and most of all to Jane Austen. I cannot imagine my world without all of you!

I leave you with this thought gleaned from Pinterest that gave me a big smile.



12 comments:

Nellie said...

Thank you for reminding us of this great day! I wasn't even aware.:-)

Take care of yourself!

Donna said...

One of my favourite memories is my first read of Pride & Prejudice. Laughing aloud in the wee hours of the morning, unable to put the book down. Love it!

Sheilagh said...

I thing the American love affair with Jane Austin may be a slightly more passionate one than in her homeland ;) I could never get into her as a child at school. Colin Firth as Mr Darcy rekindled my interest, well he would wouldn't he...

Jane Austin is a British treasure and I am planning to get to know her again. My reading list is growing by the second.

Love

Sheilagh

Barbara Blundell said...

Thank you. You have inspired me to dig out P ride and Prejudice=ce and read it again !

Theresa said...

I have that book somewhere:) I am going to find it! Have a blessed day dear friend, HUGS!

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Jane Austen is a favorite of mine. Hope you have a terrific Tuesday there.

Chatty Crone said...

Whoa two hundred years and stills strong.

Ms Sparrow said...

I especially love the movies made from her novels with Emma Thompson.

Susie said...

Buttercup, I absolutely love "Pride And Prejudice". I really like all the movies made from Jane Austen's books. Stay warm dear friend.xoxo,Susie

Lauren Davenport said...

One of my favourite books!

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Gosh it has been years since I have read this wonderful book. I am pretty sure I still have a copy so I have to reread it.
Thanks for reminding me of this classic.
Love
Maggie

Amrita said...

I love this novel.