Sunday, 27 January 2013

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a fabulous book is in want of a 200th birthday party.

Today is the 200th anniversary of the publication of Pride and Prejudice. Not that i looked that up or anything. So I thought i'd do a little celebration post over here on Cher Ami because i'm an un-ashamed Austen geek. 
If you haven't read P+P, please try it out, or watch one of the great adaptions. the 1995 BBC tv adaption will always be a classic with Colin Firth's lake-diving scene, but Joe Wrights 2006 adaption really is beautifully shot, and is my personal favourite.

This is my rather battered edition of P+P.

 Above is one of my favourite sections in the book. I won't spoil it for you, but it's a conversation between Lady Catherine and the main character Lizzie Bennet. Lady Catherine is played majestically in the Joe Wright adaption, and this conversation is one of the best parts of that adaption.

So, happy birthday Pride and Prejudice! Have any of you read Pride and Prejudice? If you have, who is your favourite character or scene?

I hope you've all had a lovely weekend, 


The Strokes - Hard To Explain

p.s: have any of you heard the new strokes song, one way trigger?what do you think of julian's falsetto?!

1 comment:

  1. I am a huge Jane Austen Geek myself! Pride and Prejudice is one of my all time favorite books. Right now I'm reading Persuasion for the first time. Hopefully it's as great as her other books!

    xx, Jackie