Pride and Prejudice
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Austen's novels are favorites of mine (though I confess to preferring Sense and Sensibility and Persuasion to this one). I first read Pride and Prejudice while I was in school, though I don't remember if it was assigned reading or not. In any case, I enjoyed it, but I've been amused to discover as the years pass that, while the book remains a favorite, the aspects of it that I like most change over time. It's still wonderfully funny, but I can also see more of the quiet desperation that lurks behind the draperies... There have been a number of screen adaptations, of which my favorite - and, as far as I know, the most faithful - is the 1995 BBC mini-series.
Just for fun: here's an entry on P&P from a cute little book called Haiku U:
Single white lass seeks
landed gent for marriage, whist.
No parsons, thank you.
[There's an amusing P&P-based guest strip on the Unshelved site; the strip doesn't explicitly mention the recent Austen-parody Pride and Prejudice and Zombies but it certainly hints at it! Oh, and the extensive TV Tropes page on the book and adaptations is quite fun. For some entertaining retellings-with-critiques, check out Bitch in a Bonnet by Robert Rodi. ]
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