Friday, January 25, 2013

Happy Anniversary, Mr. Darcy...

Bennet Sisters, Too
On January 28th, Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice celebrates its 200th anniversary. Read (or re-read the book), listen on CD or downloadable audio, watch the book-to-film (Hello, Mr. Firth), and please do expect the decade-long Austen craze to continue...

Quick lists in several categories:

Popular Fiction Inspired by Jane
Jane Austin in Boca by Paula Marantz Cohen
The Jane Austen Book Club by Karen Joy Fowler
Austenland by Shannon Hale
Death Comes to Pemberley by P.D. James
Jane Austen Mysteries by Stephanie Barron
I Was Jane Austen's Best Friend by Cora Harrison

Austen-Inspired Films
Becoming Jane
Bridget Jones's Diary
The Jane Austen Book Club

Non-Fiction Reads
A Jane Austen Education : How Six Novels Taught Me About Love, Friendship, and the Things that Really Matter by William Deresiewicz
The Jane Austen Handbook : Proper Life Skills From Regency England by Margaret C. Sullivan
What Matters in Jane Austen? : Twenty Crucial Puzzles Solved by John Mullan

Surf's Up for Austenites
You choice to link-to :
The Republic of Pemberley : for the very true-blue.
Jane Austen Society of North America
Austenprose : All that is Austen and then some.
Austentacious : Three American fans of the BBC share their thoughts...

... and our favorite : Pride and Prejudice as told through Facebook status updates, courtesy of DeeDee Baldwin.