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I secretly enjoy Pride & Prejudice., posted by CJ Ovalle

There. I’ve been outed.

I was never exposed to Austen as a child. My first real introduction to Pride & Prejudice was through a girl I had something of a crush on; her sister informed me it was her favorite movie, and I purchased the BBC mini-series DVD set for her as a present. This act is probably directly related to our now being married, so I suppose I owe something akin to gratitude to the work. My wife, like countless others I’ve since met, loves Colin Firth’s Mr. Darcy. Bridget Jones’s Diary would not have made sense at all had I not known about this particular fascination that many people seem to have.

I suppose she enjoys Jennifer Ehle’s Elizabeth Bennett as well, but I must say that I’ve heard about her less. ^_-

At any rate, the work has grown on me. I’ve seen the BBC version many times (albeit never at my own behest), as well as the newer movie and the original 1940 version, which has its own charms. I even went so far as to read the book. ^_^ Recently, though, the magic of the public domain has caused another book to be written. Credited to Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith, it proclaims itself: The Classic Regency Romance – Now with Ultraviolent Zombie Mayhem! Pride and Prejudice and Zombies arrived at my door yesterday, so I’ll let everyone know how it holds up soon.


  1. Oooooo….
    I’ve been eyeing that on my Amazon Recommended list for months.
    Lemme know how it is!

    Posted on 22-Apr-09 at 2:19 pm | Permalink
  2. letha

    hmmm….never read it or watched it. I don’t know how it slipped past me, but somehow I never felt the need to read it. Maybe I’ll try to pick up a copy now.

    Posted on 23-Apr-09 at 8:09 am | Permalink

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