It is a truth universally acknowledged that a good Jane Austen adaptation is deserving of a party!
Pride & Prejudice celebrated the 200th anniversary of its publication in January and there have been many adaptations, continuations, and other versions of this story throughout the past two centuries.One of the most recent of these is The Lizzie Bennet Diaries, a modern retelling told primarily through Lizzie’s vlog on YouTube. You can read more about the show on the series home page.
The last episode aired at the end of March and to relive the fun of the past year, the library is hosting a marathon viewing of all 100 episodes on Saturday, April 6, beginning at 10am (and lasting about 8.5 hours). Whether you’re already a fan or curious to learn more, stop by for all or part of the showing to relive the story or experience it for the first time. Light refreshments will be served. Pajamas encouraged!
Laura Bang is a Digital and Special Collections curatorial assistant and a member of Falvey’s Social Media committee.