Yes, the day we've all been waiting for...
The purpose for this week-long celebration...
It's finally arrived...
Happy 200th Anniversary, Pride and Prejudice!
That's right! It was 200 years ago today that Pride and Prejudice was finally published!
To start off today's festivities, here are some memorable quotes from Pride and Prejudice:
"It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife." ~Chapter 1
"Don't keep coughing so, Kitty, for Heaven's sake! Have a little compassion on my nerves. You tear them to pieces." ~ Mrs. Bennet, Chapter 2
"She is tolerable, but not handsome enough to tempt me; I am in no humour at present to give consequence to young ladies who are slighted by other men. You had better return to your partner and enjoy her smiles, for you are wasting your time with me." ~Mr. Darcy, Chapter 3
"I deserve neither such praise nor such censure...I am not a great reader, and I have pleasure in many things." ~Elizabeth Bennet, Chapter 8
"You judge very properly... and it is happy for you that you possess the talent of flattering with delicacy. May I ask whether these pleasing attentions proceed from the impulse of the moment, or are the result of previous study?" ~Mr. Bennet, Chapter 14
"My fingers... do not move over this instrument in the masterly manner which I see so many women's do. They have not the same force or rapidity, and do not produce the same expression. But then I have always supposed it to be my own fault—because I will not take the trouble of practising. It is not that I do not believe my fingers as capable as any other woman's of superior execution." ~Elizabeth Bennet, Chapter 31
"In vain I have struggled. It will not do. My feelings will not be repressed. You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you." ~Mr. Darcy, Chapter 34
"Come, Mr. Wickham, we are brother and sister, you know. Do not let us quarrel about the past." ~Elizabeth Bennet, Chapter 52
"Such I was, from eight to eight and twenty; and such I might still have been but for you, dearest, loveliest Elizabeth! What do I not owe you! You taught me a lesson, hard indeed at first, but most advantageous. By you, I was properly humbled. I came to you without a doubt of my reception. You showed me how insufficient were all my pretensions to please a woman worthy of being pleased." ~Mr. Darcy, Chapter 58
Please enjoy the final festivities of 200 Years of Pride and Prejudice!