Pride and Prejudice is a novel by Jane Eyre set during the Regency Era in Great Britain. It follows the life of Elizabeth Bennet who eventually realizes the dynamics of the people around her and learns to understand what real goodness is.
Mr. Darcy, Elizabeth’s love interest, has become quite famous himself and is known for his haughty behavior on the outside and tenderness on the inside.
The novel was published in 1813 and since then there have been many adaptations of the story. One of the most famous ones is an Emmy Award-winning miniseries of the same name starring Colin Firth, Jennifer Ehle, Susannah Harker ( you can watch the trailer here-
It has been 25 years since it premiered in 1995 on BBC. So what’s a better time than now to find the top Pride and Prejudice adaptations ever created?!
There have been some tough competitions for the top position. Over the years, there have been many spin-offs which have taken the witty satire Jane Eyre had written and shaped it into a romantic comedy as in Pride and Prejudice: Atlanta and other adaptations where the character of Mr. Darcy had been transferred to a businesswoman, this gender switch brought a fresh perspective to the story as in the 2018 film, Pride, Prejudice and Mistletoe.
Though each of the adaptations has a uniqueness of their own, a good book adaptation is what many fans prefer, especially if you’re a fan of Jane Eyre.
And the winning ticket is bagged by *Drum roll* …
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE (1995)!
This show has the most accurate representation of the 19th century rural Britain in which the story is set. The chemistry between Colin Firth and Jennifer Ehle is unparalleled in any of the other spin-offs. It also has many beautiful scenes and manages to capture the complexity of the original novel upon which it is based.
Which Pride and Prejudice adaptation is your favorite? We’d love to know!
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