A Year of Pride and Prejudice Series Finale: Winter 2020 Boston Austen Book Club, Sat, Mar 28 at 2:30pmThe Winter 2020 Meeting of the Boston Austen Book Club will be Saturday, March 28 at 2:30pm. We will meet at our usual spot, the Pleasant Cafe in Roslinale, MA. (Parking lot and public transportation access available.)
The "Year of Pride and Prejudice" Series Finale: Pride and Prejudice Comes to Young AmericaSince we had a long break between the Fall and Winter meetings, we will be discussing two works at the upcoming meeting: (1) the well-reviewed "Pride" by Ibi Zoboi, and (2) the acclaimed YouTube series, "The Lizzie Bennet Diaries." Both works are interesting, modern, American takes on our beloved classic novel.
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Year of Pride and Prejudice RecapOur year of Pride and Prejudice is almost over. I thought it would be good to review all that we have read for this thematic year.
- Spring 2019: the Harvard edition of the annotated Pride and Prejudice, edited by Patricia Meyer Spacks
- Summer 2019: the first two books in the Bridget Jones series, "Bridget Jones's Diary" and "Bridget Jones: Edge of Reason"
- Fall 2019: a modern take on P&P set in 2000s Pakistan, "Unmarriageable" by Soniah Kamal
- Winter 2020: "Pride" by Ibi Zoboi and "The Lizzie Bennet Diaries" serial video story
Lizzie Bennet Diary LinksHere are the links for "The Lizzie Bennet Diaries" and the spinoff series related to characters from P&P. Each video is pretty short, and you can easily watch them sequentially by clicking on the Playlist links, which are as follows:
- The Lizzie Bennet Diaries: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KisuGP2lcPs&list=PL6690D980D8A65D08
- Maria of the Lu (watch this after Charlotte leaves for C&C): https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLDjrsPTuZSrRlI_bZwt4XlY-UKkEz48S_
- Better Living with Collins and Collins (Watch this before Lizzie goes to visit Charlotte): https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL-kgvWgodA8aexGBQoqNqk8aDZjhjqboV
- Lydia Bennet (I recommend taking a break at episode 66 of Lizzie Bennet Diaries to watch this series): https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL635345BBC7D302BC
- Domino, featuring Gigi Darcy (watch this after the Lydia/George development hits its climax) : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZRqTlTGJeg&list=PLDjrsPTuZSrRqwXNyPQCrIvMoODiwFn4Q
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