Pride & Prejudice’s 200th Anniversary
This website started with a comic that was an homage to Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice, one of my favorite novels of all time. My love for it is strictly literary. It would be a stretch to call a novel where the heroines marry the richest, most powerful men and the sluts (Lydia) get shamed and shunned and where any woman who shows her hand by going after what she wants–Miss Bingley and Lady Catherine de Bourgh–a “feminist” tome.
Yet I completely and totally adore it for its wit and sharp characterizations and especially the tart, dry tongue of Elizabeth Bennett. I definitely identified with her character when I read the book in high school, especially since back then I thought I would marry young. (Silly rabbit!) I reread it at least once a year.
Happy Birthday to Pride & Prejudice!