Regency frame, photos of Matthew MacFayden as Mr. Darcy and Kiera Knightley as Elizabeth Bennet in the movie “Pride and Prejudice” directed by Joe Whright in 2005. The portrait engraved of Jane Austen was realized in 1873, for Evert A. Duyckink’s Portrait Gallery of Eminent Men and Women of Europe and America.
Elizabeth Bennet is a character of the Jane Austen’s novel Pride and prejudice published in 1813. She is the second daughter in the Bennet family. She is sharp minded, witty, clever and has clear opinions on people often too quickly (hasty judgements).
The book tells one of the most iconic love story in the litterature with Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy. They will overcome obstacles (social class differences, familial issues…) and their mistakes of judgements to be happy together.
Kiera Knightley as Elizabeth Bennett in “Pride and prejudice” directed by Joe Wright :
Illustrations of Elizabeth Bennett by the Victorian artist C.E (Charles Edmund) Brock (1906) :
Hugh Thomson’s illustrations of Elizabeth Bennett in “Pride and prejudice” :
Jane Austen wrote her novels during the Regency period in England. The Regency period was named due to the Regency of Prince George IV of England, which started with his father, King George III, being declared unfit to rule in 1811 and ended with his father’s death in 1820. The Regency period was characterized by romance, luxury and raise of literature and arts.
Regency (1811-1820) was a sub-period of the Georgian era (1714-1830). The Georgian era corresponded to the reigns of the first four Hanoverian kings of Britain. All of them were named George.
Jane Austen lived during the Georgian era, under the reign of King George III of Great Britain and Ireland and King George IV of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and king of Hanover.
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