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Pride and Prejudice

12 Quotes By People Who Thought Jane Austen Was Kind Of The Worst

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 03.13.2015 | Books

"Suicide is more respectable."

Did Mr Darcy Make His Fortune From Slavery?

The Gaurdian | Posted 03.12.2015 | Black Voices

Age: 28. First name: Fitzwilliam. Appearance: He “drew the attention of the room by his fine, tall person, handsome features [and] noble mien...

Celebrating Sisterhood at the Hong Kong Arts Festival: The Amahs and Pride and Prejudice

Carla Escoda | Posted 03.12.2015 | Arts
Carla Escoda

Ballet to the People celebrated International Women's Day this year at back-to-back performances of two plays stamped with their own distinctive brands of feminism at the Hong Kong Arts Festival. Dublin's Gate Theatre brought its classic production of Pride and Prejudice to Hong Kong, while the Festival commissioned The Amahs from filmmaker Roger Lee Yan-lam and playwright Wong Wing-sze.

Colin Firth: 'I've Never Owned' Mr. Darcy Role

HuffPost Live | Chris Branch | Posted 02.10.2015 | Entertainment

In 1994, Colin Firth worked for six months on a miniseries called "Pride and Prejudice," based on Jane Austen's novel, playing the iconic role of Mr. ...

10 Classic 'Pride And Prejudice' Covers, From Beautiful To Bizarre

Margaret C. Sullivan | Posted 01.13.2015 | Books
Margaret C. Sullivan

Jane Austen may have died in 1817, but her novels have survived more than 200 years -- not only survived, but they've been reinterpreted in a hundred different ways, none more so than her most beloved novel, Pride and Prejudice.

From Lizzy Bennet to Fanny Price: My Jane Austen Journey

Mackenzie Broderick | Posted 12.18.2014 | Books
Mackenzie Broderick

At age 12, my obliviousness was a survival instinct. As my peers experimented with make-up and clothes, I wore a sports bra to school, my hair frizzing into the stratosphere. Most days were spent doing what I loved best -- reading.

One Last Nora Ephron Script Will Become A Movie

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 08.06.2014 | Entertainment

Calling all "You've Got Mail" obsessives: Nora Ephron's work will return to the big screen once more. Two years after the celebrated writer and dir...

The Economics Of Jane Austen

The Atlantic | Shannon Chamberlain | Posted 08.04.2014 | World

When Jane Austen died in 1817, her reinvention began. Her brother Henry Austen published, as the preface to the posthumous edition of Northanger Abbey...

Why You Can't Get Enough of Mr. Darcy

Oyster Books | Posted 06.26.2014 | Books
Oyster Books

We examine one of the most timeless (and studly) of literary heartthrobs: Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy. 200 years and 20 million books sold later, we have quantified the swoon.

Needs a Rewrite: Great Authors' First Draft Revisions

John Blumenthal | Posted 04.06.2014 | Comedy
John Blumenthal

"Moby Dick" Herman Melville "Call me the whale guy a hansom cab Steve Ishmael." "The Old Man and the Sea" Ernest Hemingway "He was an old man ...

8 Couples Who Remind Us Of Elizabeth And Darcy

Zola Books | Posted 03.30.2014 | Books
Zola Books

In vain they struggled, but it wouldn't do. Their feelings would not be repressed, and as readers, we eagerly read on as their love overcame them and finally culminated in a moment of passion and truth.

This 'Pride And Prejudice' Proposal Will Make You Swoon

Posted 01.23.2014 | Weddings

Bookworms and hopeless romantics everywhere have long dreamed about their very own Mr. Darcy, coming in to fill their lives with banter, sexual tensio...

Zoë Triska

9 Reasons Mr. Knightley Is WAY Better Than Mr. Darcy

HuffingtonPost.com | Zoë Triska | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books

It is a truth universally acknowledged that the phrase "it is a truth universally acknowledged" is one of the most overused book phrases of all time. ...

10 Movie Proposals That Will Tug At Your Heartstrings

Posted 11.30.2013 | Weddings

By Kristen O'Gorman Klein for Bridal Guide The most popular time to pop the question is between Thanksgiving and Valentine's Day, which means engag...

The Healing Power Of Reading Books

Claire Fallon | Posted 01.25.2014 | Books
Claire Fallon

I've lost count of how many times I've read Pride and Prejudice. I've even lost count of how many copies of it I've owned over the years

Great Wallflowers in Literature

Maya Rodale | Posted 01.25.2014 | Books
Maya Rodale

Some of the most popular and well-known heroines of literature are the outspoken troublemakers. Think Scarlett O'Hara, Anne of Green Gables, Emma Woodhouse, Becky Sharpe or Lady Macbeth. And then there are the wallflowers.

Here's What Vincent Kartheiser Looks Like As Mr. Darcy

Posted 07.13.2013 | Arts

Is that Pete Campbell? Vincent Kartheiser (Fitzwilliam Darcy) in the Guthrie Theater's production of Pride and Prejudice at the Guthrie Theater, ...

The 9 Sexiest British Actors Who Make Us Swoon

Posted 07.11.2013 | Fifty

Whether it's their wit, accent or floppy hair (think Hugh Grant in "Notting Hill"), British men are ridiculously sexy. Who can forget Colin Firth as t...

'Happy Ending For All Them White Girls!'

Posted 07.09.2013 | Comedy

Thug Notes keeps it classy this week, illuminating the irony at work in Jane Austen's Pride And Prejudice. Sure, it may have a "happy ending for all t...

Statue Of Colin Firth's Mr. Darcy On Display In London Lake

AP | Posted 09.07.2013 | Books

LONDON — It's Colin Firth, but not as we know him. He's 12 feet (3.7 meters) tall and made of fiberglass. A statue of brooding Mr. Darcy, the c...

European Set-Jetting: Lights, Camera, Travel

Kensington Tours | Posted 07.10.2013 | Travel
Kensington Tours

Both globetrotters and entertainment critics alike will agree that Europe sets the stage for some of the world's greatest adventures, from Greece in Mamma Mia to France in Les Misérables. What film will inspire your next holiday?

25 Movies Perfect For Mother's Day

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 05.10.2013 | Entertainment

Ring in Mother's Day on Sunday by curling up with a movie that you and mommy dearest will both enjoy (perhaps even the movie "Mommie Dearest"). To...

How To Spend Money Like Jane Austen

Posted 04.02.2013 | Books

Reprinted from Jane Austen's Guide to Thrift by Kathleen Anderson and Susan Jones by arrangement with Berkley, a member of Penguin Group (USA) Inc., C...

The Wright/Knightley Trilogy

Nikola Stepić | Posted 04.24.2013 | Entertainment
Nikola Stepić

Anna Karenina, one of last year's most talked-about productions, is a product of a longstanding friendship between a director and his muse. The relationship between Knightley and Wright harks back to that 2005 adaptation of Pride and Prejudice. Then came 2007's Atonement.

Is 'Downton Abbey' Really So Different From Life Today?

Rachel Demma | Posted 04.02.2013 | Teen
Rachel Demma

"Downton Abbey"'s latest twist got me thinking: What has changed between 1920 and 2013 that can assure that neither pride nor prejudice can jeopardize my well being, or the well being of other women?