Pride and Prejudice Celebrates 200 Years

January 18, 2013 | By | Comments (3)

As one of the many editors at Real Simple with PPG (that is the Pride and Prejudice gene) I feel it is my duty to inform you of a very important holiday coming up at the end of the month. No, it’s not Jane Austen’s birthday (that was December 16th), but instead the 200th anniversary of Pride and Prejudice‘s publication. You can officially celebrate on January 28th, but I wanted to give plenty of notice so you can plan your celebration accordingly.

Here are a few ways you could mark the occasion:

Pride & Prejudice board game

The Pride and Prejudice board game from Ash Grove Press

(Plus, get a round up of other literary board games on Flavorwire.)

Pocket Posh Jane Austen

Pocket Posh Jane Austen: Puzzles & Quizzes

Pride and Prejudice Tote

Pride and Prejudice tote from Out of Print Clothing

Pride and Prejudice Book Clutch

Pride and Prejudice Book Clutch from Kate Spade

Or any one of the beautiful decorative editions that have come out in the past few years:

Pride and Prejudice Decorative Editions

Top row from left to right: Penguin Hardcover Classics designed by Coralie Bickford-Smith // Penguin Drop Caps designed by Jessica Hische // Fine Edition designed by Nomoco.

Bottom row from left to right: Barnes & Noble Leatherbound Classics Series // Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition designed by Ruben Toledo.

And last but not least, the two movie adaptations, which we call the BBC version and the Keira Knightley version, and both of which topped our editor Kristin van Ogtrop’s list of Movies that Make You Hate Your Life.


  1. kristentarzwell

    Wow wow wow! Those books are beautiful! so is that book bag! :)
    have you played the board game? is it any good?

    January 18, 2013 at 7:31 pm
  2. sarah b-d

    I love your list, but your book suggestions are missing two vital inclusions! They are the baby/adult versions of P&P in BOARD book form. My fave is by and summarises the story for your little one in eleven marvellous words. The illustrations are hand made felt figures. it is a masterpiece that I’m sure Jane Austen would have loved.
    The second board book is a numbers primer by It is fabulous too.
    I blogged about them recently, because I thought they were the perfect Christmas gift
    Thanks so much for reminding us of this truly fabulous anniversary.

    January 21, 2013 at 6:39 am
  3. angiemflanagan

    Love it! Thanks for sharing.

    January 22, 2013 at 3:36 pm

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