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Pride and Prejudice
On January 28, 2013, Pride & Prejudice celebrated it's 200th anniversary. Since being published in 1813, Pride & Prejudice has been adapted and modernized by many authors, artists and directors. For a complete timeline of the "ups and occasional downs of Elizabeth Bennet, Mr. Darcy and "Pride and Prejudice," check out this article from the Los Angeles Times.
How would you "resurrect, recast and reimagine" the classic plots and characters for Pride & Prejudice?
Modern Book Adaptations
This version of the Bennet family—and Mr. Darcy—is one that you have and haven't met before: Liz is a magazine writer in her late thirties who, like her yoga instructor older sister, Jane, lives in New York City. When their father has a health scare, they return to their childhood home in Cincinnati to help—and discover that the sprawling Tudor they grew up in is crumbling and the family is in disarray. (From OverDrive)
Marvel's Pride & Prejudice
Tailored from the adored Jane Austen classic, Marvel Comics is proud to present Pride And Prejudice! (From Hoopla)
In a timely update of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, critically acclaimed author Ibi Zoboi skillfully balances cultural identity, class, and gentrification against the heady magic of first love in her vibrant reimagining of this beloved classic. (From CLP catalog)
Pride, Prejudice and Other Flavors
Award-winning author Sonali Dev launches a new series about the Rajes, an immigrant Indian family descended from royalty, who have built their lives in San Francisco. (From CLP catalog)
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
Complete with romance, heartbreak, swordfights, cannibalism, and thousands of rotting corpses, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is an audacious retelling of English literature's most enduring novel. (From OverDrive)
Told with wry wit and colorful prose, Unmarriageable is a charming update on Jane Austen's beloved novel and an exhilarating exploration of love, marriage, class, and sisterhood. (From OverDrive)
Modern TV/Movie Adaptations
Bride & Prejudice
A modern adaptation of Jane Austen's classic novel, Pride and Prejudice, that features the lives of four unmarried daughters in an Indian family. (From Hoopla).
Bridget Jones's Diary
Bridget Jones is a 32-year-old "singleton" who decides to take control of her life by keeping a diary. With a taste for adventure and an opinion on every subject, she's decided to turn the page on a whole new life. Now, she finds herself caught between two men - Daniel Cleaver, a man who's too good to be true, and Marc Darcy, a man who's so wrong for her, he could be just right. (From Hoopla)
Death Comes to Pemberley
Elizabeth and Darcy, now six years married, are preparing for their annual ball when festivities are brought to an abrupt halt. An adaptation of PD James's homage to Pride and Prejudice. (From imdb)
The Lizzie Bennet Diaries
YouTubers Bernie Su and Hank Green are releasing a modernized spin on Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice as told through a series of vlog entries in The Lizzie Bennet Diaries. (From Wired)
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