And that, as everyone knows, begins thusly:
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.
Jane Austen. Pride & Prejudice (p. 3). Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
There have been many film adaptations of Austin’s work, perhaps most notably the 1995 version starring Colin Firth as Mr. Darcy. I know that one had girls’ hearts racing. If memory serves my wife had a cardboard standup of Colin Firth as Mr. Darcy in her dorm room in college.
I recently bought the Blu-ray of the Firth version of Pride and Prejudice. I started to watch it…and gave up because of a few of the high-pitched female British voices sounded like nails on a chalkboard to me.
However, in the spirit of this month’s reading assignment, I’ll give it a go.
I may even watch a few more adaptations of P and P. (Is it blasphemous to use initials regarding this book?)