Happy Birthday, Pride and Prejudice!
A few years after high school, I decided to reread all of the classics that I hated in high school.
I figured I would like them if I was reading them for their stories, rather than searching for symbolism and foreshadowing. I was right, and I now have much more positive thoughts in regard to Tess of the D’Urbervilles, The Scarlet Letter and, of course, Pride and Prejudice.
I must admit, envisioning Colin Firth as Mr. Darcy in Pride and Prejudice did make the book a bit more palatable (see video below), even in high school. But when I reread it, I loved it. And then I reread it again, and I loved it even more.
It also turned me into a big Colin Firth fan, who I now equate with all things P&P and as a shining example of all things British. I should point out that it also thrills me that he played the Mr. Darcy-ish character in Bridget Jones’ Diary, which just adds to his metamorphosis into being a real-life Mr. Darcy.
But, I digress. The point is, I love Pride and Prejudice. And that is why I’m excited to be alive for the 200th anniversary of it’s publication. In honor of this momentous occasion, I have compiled a hodgepodge list of P&P related links for you, but I should point out that they are not in any particular order. Click the photos for more information about them! Enjoy!