200 Years of Pride and Prejudice

Pride and Prejudice It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife. - Jane Austen


This week marks the 200th anniversary of the publication of Jane Austen’s most famous and popular work, Pride and Prejudice.  Sold to a publisher for just £110, the novel has now sold more than 20 million copies and spawned numerous film adaptations.  Since 1995, the year actor Colin Firth jumped in to the lake in the BBC adaptation, love of the novel and the character of Mr. Darcy has been at a fever pitch, and numerous unauthorized sequels and retellings, mostly focusing on Mr. Darcy, have been written for lovers of Austen and Pride and Prejudice to enjoy.  Austen’s work continues to be incredibly popular and hugely influential on modern romance novels, and Mr. Darcy continues to be, for many, the perfect romance hero.

 

Retellings, Adaptations & Sequels of Pride and Prejudice:

Seducing Mr Darcy  An Assembly Such as This  Me & Mr Darcy  Mr. Darcy's Diary   Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy: Last Man in the World
Seducing Mr. Darcy by Gwyn Cready
An Assembly Such as This by Pamela Aidan
Me and Mr. Darcy by Alexandra Potter
Mr. Darcy’s Diary by Amanda Grange
Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy: The Last Man in the World by Abigail Reynolds

Death Comes to Pemberley  Fitzwilliam Darcy, Rock Star  Pride and Prescience  Prom and Prejudice 
Death Comes to Pemberley by P.D. James
Fitzwilliam Darcy, Rock Star by Heather Lynn Rigaud
Pride and Prescience by Carrie Bebris
Prom and Prejudice by Elizabeth Eulberg

Film & Television:

Pride and Prejudice (1940)
Pride and Prejudice (1995)
Pride and Prejudice (2005)
Lost in Austen
Bridget Jones’s Diary
Bride and Prejudice