“Vanity and pride are different things, though the words are often used synonymously. A person may be proud without being vain. Pride relates more to our opinion of ourselves, vanity to what we would have others think of us.” Pride and prejudice by Jane Austen.
Photo of the movie Pride and prejudice directed by Joe Wright staring Kiera Knightley, Regency mirror and Jane Austen’s old books.
This Jane Austen’s novel 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.
Elizabeth Bennet 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).
Mr. Darcy (Fitzwilliam Darcy) is a wealthy man ; he is the Lady Catherine de Bourgh’s nephew and a close friend of Mr. Bingley. He is charismatic, dark, mysterious, contemptuous and pride.
Jane Austen’s novel Pride and prejudice had been depicted by the illustrators Anna and Elena Balbusso.
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.