I just signed up for the Pride and Prejudice Challenge! I have actually been celebrating the novel’s 200th Anniversary on my own, but now I am making it official. (Also, despite my daydreamy browsing of Janeite blogs … I’ve only just discovered the challenge.)
I always love rereading P&P, but this year I am trying to be more mindful of its ongoing influence on our culture.
The Bicentenary Challenge does just that, by prompting us to look at the different books, films, and updates that this beloved novel continues to inspire 200 years later.
Like Potterheads and Trekkies, we Janeites just can’t get enough of Pride and Prejudice!
Neophyte: 1 – 4 selections
Disciple: 5 – 8 selections
Aficionada: 9 – 12 selections.
If you haven’t read Pride and Prejudice … now is the time! No just watching the movie doesn’t count, especially not the somewhat improvised 2005 Kiera Knightley version.
I’m shooting for Aficionada. Here’s what I’ve read, watched, mulled so far:
2. Pride and Prejudice (reread)
3. Sense and Sensibility (reread)
5. Pride and Prejudice 1995 BBC Miniseries
6. Pride and Prejudice 2005 film
7. Spotlighting Jane Austen in the News:
8. Perusing Austen blogs and #JaneAusten via twitter for even more Austenalia
More Jane Austen on Word Hits…