Beloved Books becoming Films // Pride & Prejudice

Pride and Prejudice is a novel by Jane Austen, first published in 1813. The story deals with issues of manners, upbringing, morality, education and marriage in the society of early 19th-century England. Though it is set at the turn of the 19th century, it retains a fascination for modern readers, continuing near the top of lists of 'most loved books'. Modern interest in the book has resulted in a number of dramatic adaptations and an abundance of novels and stories imitating Austen's memorable characters or themes. To date, the book has sold some 20 million copies worldwide. [source: Wikipedia]

The Bennet Sisters: Rosamund Pike as Jane, Talulah Riley as Mary, Jena Malone as Lydia, Keira Knightley as Elizabeth and Carey Mulligan as Kitty

Plot: In Georgian England, Mrs. Bennet raises her five daughters - Jane, Elizabeth, Mary, Kitty and Lydia with the purpose of getting married with a rich husband that can support the family. They are not from the upper class, and their house in Hertfordshire will be inherited by a distant cousin if Mr. Bennet dies. When the wealthy bachelor Mr. Bingley and his best friend Mr. Darcy arrive in town to spend the summer in a mansion nearby their property, the shy and beautiful Jane falls in love for Mr. Bingley, and Lizzie finds Mr. Darcy a snobbish and proud man, and she swears to loathe him forever. This is the beginning of their wonderful love story. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Keira looking like a painting...

I really enjoy reading Jane Austen's books, so I suggest you read this masterpiece, if you haven't already, and you should definitely watch the movie, which was nominated in four categories at 2006 Oscars: Best Achievement in Art Direction, Best Achievement in Costume Design (lost over 'Memoirs of a Geisha'), Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Score, Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role (she lost over Reese Witherspoon for 'Walk the Line'). Trust me, you will thank me afterwards!

A great growing up story!
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