On January 28th 1813 a little book called Pride & Prejudice was first published. 200 years ago.
Think about that for a minute. Whether you love Jane Austen or not, that is quite amazing. Books published in that time were really only taken seriously if they were published by men so Jane Austen's name wasn't put on any of her works until after she died in 1817. She never got to see how beloved her works became.
Now, 200 years later, there have been tv shows, movies, P&P inspired weddings, re-enactments, re-tellings, and continuations of her stories.
After all this time people are still discovering the stories that Jane Austen wrote, still admiring Lizzie Bennet's wit and charm, and they are still falling in love with Mr. Darcy.
I myself just found my love for this story a couple years ago when I watched the movie for the first time (2005 edition. I adore this version). Back in highschool I always meant to read the book, but I don't think I would have appreciated it quite as much as I do now so I'm glad that I waited until last year to read the book.
So in honor of the 200 year anniversary of this story that I love so much, I have made a list of some of my favorite Pride & Prejudice items.
If you want to wear your love for this book:
Sip out of it:
Talk to it:
There you have it. Some of my favorite Pride & Prejudice pieces.
So tell me fellow Jane Austen lovers, when did you first fall for her stories of romance?
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