File:Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice (1st ed, , vol 1).pdf - Wikimedia CommonsPride and Prejudice , first published on 28 January , is the most famous of Jane Austen's novels and one of the first "romantic comedies" in the history of the novel. The book is Jane Austen's second published novel. Its manuscript was first written between and , initially called First Impressions , but was never published under that title. Following revisions, it was first published on 28 January Like both its predecessors, Sense and Sensibility and Northanger Abbey , it was written in Steventon, Hampshire, where Austen lived in the rectory.
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However little known the feelings or views of such a man may be on his first entering a neighbourhood, this truth is so well fixed in the minds of the surrounding families, that he is considered as the rightful property of some one or other of their daughters. Bennet," said his lady to him one day, "have you heard that Netherfield Park is let at last? Bennet replied that he had not. Long has just been here, and she told me all about it. Bennet made no answer.
The latest, and only the second, film version , directed by Joe Wright, and starring Keira Knightley as Lizzie and Matthew Macfadyen as Darcy, does struggle to compare with the BBC television version, since its shorter running time means that the secondary plots are only sketched. However, there are a lot of very good things about this adaptation, which means that I whisper it! Firstly, the casting is fantastic, and in my opinion preferable to the version in all respects. Quite apart from the main characters, Brenda Blethyn makes a likeable and understandable Mrs Bennet — vulgar, certainly, but not cringe-makingly so — Tom Hollander as Mr Collins beautifully conveys his self-regard without resorting to oleaginous parody, and Judi Dench is a wonderfully self-possessed and bossy Lady Catherine de Bourgh. Secondly, the costumes and production design are gorgeous. There is a lovely tracking shot through the guests and dancers at the Netherfield ball, for example, and the locations are used to great advantage — Elizabeth admiring the glories of the Peak District, for example, the imposing stone frontages of several stately homes Chatsworth, Burghley House, Basildon Park, and so on , and the gardens and belvedere of Stourhead during a rainstorm, where Darcy makes his first proposal to Elizabeth. Wright makes a feature of the outdoors, often showing characters walking along the river, or the mist curling off the grass in the sunrise.