Elizabeth Bennet is the perfect Austen heroine: intelligent, generous, sensible, and incapable of jealousy or any other major sin. That makes her sound like an insufferable goody-goody, but the truth is she's a completely hip character, who if provoked is not above skewering her antagonist with a piece of her exceptionally sharp--but always polite--18th century wit. The point is, you spend the whole book absolutely fixated on the critical question: Will Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy hook up? -- Goodreads.com
Published in "the Mentor" in 1915, this is a beautiful illustration of the ball in which Mr. Darcy first meets Elizabeth Bennet.
Source: The Mentor. June 1, 1915. From the Print and Picture Collection, Free Library of Philadelphia
From the circulating collection of the Print and Picture Collection, Free Library of Philadelphia
This incredibly humorous version of Pride and Prejudice was directed by Robert Z. Leonard with the screenplay written by Aldous Huxley and Jane Murfin. The main characters of the book, Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth Bennett, were perfectly performed by Sir Lawrence Olivier and Greer Garson.
Although this version has a lighter touch and does not follow the book closely, it has great heart!
Here's a 1940s trailer for this version of Pride and Prejudice: YouTube, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XeTEgwojedo
This photograph is taken from the proposal scene of Pride and Prejudice, which was part of "England: Puritan Versus Cavalier", a presentation of "World Theatre". The program, starring Sir Ralph Richardson, traced the age-old battle between the gay romantic Englishman and his sterner brother.
Gifted by WHYY-TV 12, Philadelphia with credit to Standard Oil Co.( N.J.), 1972
From the Free Library of Philadelphia, Print and Picture Collection, Circulating Collection, Pride and Prejudice.
This miniseries was directed by Cyril Coke, and the adaptation to film was written by Fay Weldon. For the starring roles, Elizabeth Garvie played Elizabeth Bennet and David Rintoul played Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy.
Directed by Simon Langton and the screenplay written by Andrew Davies. The film version follows the book very closely and is wonderfully cast. Lead roles of Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet are performed by Colin Firth and Jennifer Ehle.
Source: IMDb.com - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0112130/
For a preview: YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQSFmrkR-QA
Swapping corsets for saris, and polite pianoforte for the bhangra beat, director Gurinder Chadha reinvigorates Jane Austen's Pride And Prejudice with fun and flamboyance. Starring Aishwarya Rai and Martin Henderson, Bride & Prejudice marries a quintessentially English romance with classic Bollywood bombast - different in style yet both trading in the discord of love across borders. What Chadha loses in the sly subtext that made Austen's novel so compelling, she makes up for with wit and mischief.
Source: Reviewed by Stella Papamichael, BBC, Updated 07 October 2004
Link to complete review: http://www.bbc.co.uk/films/2004/09/16/bride_and_prejudice_2004_review.shtml
View "Bride & Prejudice" clip on youtube.com: http://youtu.be/AoWdk9CB-mU
Director Gurinder Chadha is best known for "Bend it Like Beckham" and" Paris, je t'aime".
Directed by Joe Wright with the screenplay written by Deborah Moggach, this adaptation starring Keira Knightley may be the most commercial version available.
To view a clip fo the film: YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VSMKvHRbHC8
Amanda Price is dissatisfied with her life in modern London. Her favorite escape is getting lost in the pages of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. One night, Amanda is startled to come face to face with the novel's protagonist, Elizabeth Bennet. A small door in her apartment mysteriously links their worlds. Eventually, Amanda becomes trapped on the other side, while Elizabeth remains in the modern world. Now as the events of her favorite book unfold in all the wrong ways, Amanda tries desperately to set things straight, but inevitably makes things worse. Will this fractured version of a classic tale lead Amanda to her own happily-ever-after?Written by L. Hamre
Source: IMDB.com http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1117666/
Link to the episode one on youtube.com: http://youtu.be/RtMGODiaS7U
This adaptation by Nancy Butler with illustrations by Hugo Petrus tells the tale of Lizzy Bennet and her loveable, eccentric family as they navigate through tricky British social circles. Contains material originally published in magazine form as "Pride & Prejudice #1-5", 2009.
A selection of book cover illustrations of Jane Austen's celebrated novel " Pride and Prejudice" over the years.