It’s the 200th birthday of Pride and Prejudice… ‘Oh, my goodness. Everybody behave naturally!’

Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice is a ‘love story centuries old, but eternally fresh.’ 28th January 2013 marks 200 years of the novel Austen referred to as ‘her own darling child,’ which remains one of most-loved tales today. The first edition, published in 1813 by Thomas Edgerton, was an instant hit and established her as one of Britain’s most successful female authors.

The fascination with Mr Darcy and the Bennet sisters has captured the imagination of modern authors and screenwriters in numerous weird and wonderful homages and sequels.These include the rom-com favourite Bridget Jones Diary as well as Bride and Prejudice, PD James’s Death Comes to Pemberley and Seth Grahame-Smith’s bizarre sounding Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.

Check out our video below celebrating 200 years of bows, bonnets and ‘all the officers!’ And our album which includes the best themes all of the much loved screen adaptations…

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lets hope there’s another 200 years of Mr Darcy to come!