Pride and Prejudice 200th Anniversary

Darcymania officially began to afflict readers two hundred years ago when an anonymous lady author published her second novel in January 1813. Since then, Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice has enchanted generations of readers, with a number of high-profile television and film adaptations winning over modern fans and introducing the novel to new devotees. Janeites’ zeal for Pride and Prejudice has also spawned multiple book sequels and series based on the Bennet and Darcy families over the last decade or so. But adaptations and continuations of Austen novels are not a purely contemporary phenomenon, as illustrated by this 1930’s dramatization of Pride and Prejudice for stage by A. A. Milne of Winnie-the-Pooh fame (Call number: Rare Book Collection PR 6025 .I65 M45 1936):

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