Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Pride and Prejudice Bicentennial


This year marks the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. I'm going to be celebrating the book and its characters this week on my blog. Well, actually, one character in particular. You know who.


So, why don't we all get our dog-eared copies of this classic novel down from the bookshelf and start off our marathon reading session with that famous first line: "It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife."


Tomorrow: First Editions? D'oh!

36 comments:

Professor Chaos said...

O my god, the cat reading over the kids shoulder! Priceless!

Sulky Kitten said...

I shall get my own cat to start reading it, pronto.

Laurie said...

I just wish I had a cat to read it to me!

jaz@octoberfarm said...

i love this story!

DEZMOND said...

my cat doesn't like Austen, and I share his feelings :)

Elsie The Writer said...

Is this where I admit I haven't read it?

*walking away embarrassed*

Linda Wildenstein said...

Well, let's see....I shan't read the book again but I did just watch it on the telly two nights ago....close but no cigar. I do believe that this olde broad can keep up though. Maybe...with the help of my cats. Oma Linda

Cheryl said...

Both of those pictures are so cute. It's been a lot of years since I read Pride and Prejudice. Not quite 200 but a lot.

Green Monkey said...

hope I can find the audio version. I can't get Phoebe to sit still with her eyes open.

Tricky Nag said...

I may just have to dig this one out again; it's been a long time. Although, I don't have any of the right clothes, unlike cat Betsy.

Em said...

I just downloaded this on to my Kindle. (freebie!) I suppose it's time to read it.

Lois said...

I really don't have the concentration to read this again, but could do a movie marathon! All the versions, one week at a time...

Robin Larkspur said...

Love the first graphic, very appropriate! My kittens and I have not graduated yet to such a wordy tome as Pride and Prejudice. We are only just now starting "Puss N Boots". It might be a while before we are ready for Jane Austen.

Cheryl said...

Got my copy, ready to read! #inlovewithmr.darcy

Southpaw said...

Those photos are great. I love the cat reading over the statues shoulder!

mxtodis123 said...

These are too much. Thanks for taking the focus off my tummy ache.
Mary

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

I hate to admit it but I have not read the book. And yet...I know the whole story. Perhaps my own cats have been reading this to me while I sleep? :)

Wendy S. said...

I love P&P and strangely enough had a dream with Colin Firth in it last night, I'm serious! Those kitties are the perfect Jane Austen complements.

SUZY8-TRACK said...

I'm a huge Jane Austen fan and have read most of her books. Even though I love Pride and Prejudice, my favorite has to be Persuasion.

Fundy Blue said...

Your cat pictures are hilarious - especially the first. It's been so long since I've read P&P! I'm looking forward to your celebration of the book! Have a good day!

CraveCute said...

Love the images! Oops don't have a copy but I have seen the film. I do have a dvd of the BBC version of Sense & Sensibility (my favorite) and Persuasion.

turquoisemoon said...

The top picture is my favorite...hahaha!!! Thinkin I'll just watch the movie.

mistress maddie said...

It's the 200th already? Seems just like yesterday it came out.

Riot Kitty said...

Excellent! I love the interlinking circles ;)

Doug Jamieson said...

I gotta say I never got off on the whole Jane Austen thing.

Francie M said...

Poor, Doug, doesn't even get it!!! My absolute fav book (along with a few others)!! Loved the photo of you in Jane's blog by the way. Most becoming!

Sarita Rucker said...

I so love that first pic. :)

Jane said...

Looking forward to this :)

laughingwolf said...

never read a thing by those ladies...

Magic Love Crow said...

Sorry, I haven't read it! Ooppss!! Love the pictures ;o)

JACKIESUE said...

I never liked Jane Austen..sorry.

Introverted Art said...

I attempted to read Pride & Prejudice a feel times... fell asleep each time ;-)

Hindustanka said...

My husband needed a wife too, and he got me :)hehe
Debra, it's fantastic that you celebrate literature in your blog! i love it!
cats are curious, aren't they?:)

Kellie @ Delightfully Ludicrous said...

What a coincidence, I'm heading off on my holidays tomorrow and Pride and Prejudice is always the first thing I read when I go to the beach!

Snap said...

Not reading Jane Austen (guess I should be), but the one kitty or the other always helps me read -- daily!

heartinhand said...

Oh man, this might be on my Kindle too. I'll check but I'm itching to read Cissy Houston's book instead!