Thursday, February 21, 2013

"It is a truth universally acknowledged..."

"It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife."

This is the opening line of one of the most famous novels in English literature--Pride & Prejudice, published in 1812 by Jane Austen. The 200th anniversary of the publication was January 28th.  If you're an Austen fan (books, film adaptations, or both), we've got you covered!*

This watercolor sketch of Austen was done by
her sister Cassandra.

Pride & Prejudice
The original classic novel of manners.
VPR4034 .P7 2008 General Stacks (upstairs)
We also have the e-book and an audiobook version.

Pride and prejudice and zombies : the classic Regency romance--now with ultraviolent zombie mayhem
Austen's beloved characters battle the undead in this popular (and unusual) adaptation.
PS3607 .R348 P75 2009 General Stacks

Death Comes To Pemberley
Elizabeth and Darcy must solve a murder mystery at Pemberley estate.
PR6060 .A467 D33 2011 General Stacks

We also have the excellent BBC film adaptation starring Colin Firth.  It is located downstairs in the Audiovisual room.

*If you attend classes at a satellite campus, you can request these items through interlibrary loan.

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