180611 History Talk 11th Jun 2018: Pride and Prejudice

Jane Austen

Date: Monday 11th Jun 2018  10:30

Location: Salón de Actos, Espai la Senieta, Moraira (next to the large free car park)

Subject: Pride and Prejudice

Lecturer: Mike Rendell

The talk will look at the history of this famous book and follow its impact on British literature and subsequently on film and television from printed page to silver screen. The talk will look at the story behind ‘Pride and Prejudice, how it was initially received and how the book has performed over the intervening two centuries. It has prompted innumerable prequels, sequels and other spin-offs. In particular it will look at the 1995 BBC adaptation, and the 2005 film version, and will visit some of the homes/landscapes used in those adaptations. There will be plenty of images of Colin Firth to satisfy the females in the audience – but my aim will be to show that Pride and Prejudice is rather more than simply “chick-lit”.