This year marks the 200th anniversary of the publication of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice.This still popular novel portrays life in the genteel countryside society of that time. It chronicles the misunderstandings and later mutual enlightenment between the quick-witted Elizabeth Bennet and the haughty Mr. Darcy.
The book has been published, adapted, translated, and loved over the past 200 years. The library has several copies of Pride and Prejudice in both regular and large print, on Audio CD, and 10 movies (one on Blu-Ray) based on the book with a music CD from the 2006 film.
There are adaptations such as Death Comes to Pemberley by P.D. James; Elizabeth Aston's novel Mr. Darcy's Daughters has pleased many Austen fans; Carrie Bebris uses a lighter tone in her Mr. and Mrs. Darcy mysteries--the first is Pride and Prescience. Stephanie Barron takes a more serious approach and imagines Jane Austen herself as the sleuth in her British mysteries--the first in her series is Jane and the Unpleasantness at Scargrave Manor.