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Here's a breakdown info of each Characters in Pride and Prejudice from Wikipedia

Mr. Bennet — An English gentleman with an estate in Hertfordshire. He is married with five daughters, a circumstance injurious to his family. The terms of Mr. Bennet's inheritance require a male heir. Because he has no son, upon his death, his property must go to his closest male relative, Mr. Collins, a clergyman who provides him with much amusement. Mr. Bennet, a gentle if eccentric man, is very close to his two eldest daughters, Jane and particularly Elizabeth. However, he has a poor opinion of the intelligence and sensibility of his wife and three youngest daughters, frequently declaring them "silly" and visiting them with insulting remarks as well as gentle teasing.

Mrs. Bennet — The querulous wife of Mr. Bennet. Her main concern in life is seeing her daughters married well. She angles for her new neighbour, Mr. Bingley, as a match for one of them. She also hopes for a match between one of her girls and Mr. Collins himself.

Jane Bennet — The eldest of the Bennets' five daughters and the one considered the most beautiful. She has a reserved personality and tends to hide her feelings. She is incapable of suspecting the worst of people, preferring to see only the good.

Elizabeth "Lizzie" Bennet — The 20-year-old second sister, and the protagonist of the story. She is her father's favorite and inherits his intelligence and wit. She is generally regarded as one of the most enduring and popular female protagonists in English literature.

Mary Bennet — The third sister, bookish and shy. Mortified by unfavorable comparisons between her appearance and that of her beautiful sisters, she disdains their frivolous interests and seeks to impress others instead with her scholarly yet ill-timed aphorisms and limited musical abilities.

Catherine "Kitty" Bennet — The fourth sister, 17 years old, generally follows the lead of her younger sister, Lydia.

Lydia Bennet — The youngest sister at 15 years of age. She is extremely flirtatious, naive, headstrong and reckless.

William Collins — A clergyman and cousin of Mr. Bennet. Mr. Collins, as the closest male relative, stands to inherit the Bennet estate. When not pompously full of himself, Collins is a narrow-minded pschopat, excessively devoted to his patroness, Lady Catherine de Bourgh. He is always keen to show his admiration and gratitude.

Charlotte Lucas — Elizabeth's close friend and daughter of a neighbouring landowner. She is willing to put up with Mr. Collins' flaws in return for a home and security.

Fitzwilliam Darcy — Mr. Bingley's close friend, an intelligent, wealthy and reserved man, who often appears haughty or proud to strangers. He is wary of his friend Bingley's romantic entanglements with unsuitable women.

Georgiana Darcy — Much younger sister of Mr. Darcy. The age difference is so great that he is more of a father figure than a brother. Since their parents' death, she has been under the joint guardianship of Darcy and their cousin Colonel Fitzwilliam. She became infatuated with George Wickham and was persuaded by him to elope. Fortunately, she felt it was her duty to inform her brother and he quickly put a stop to this ill-advised plan.

Charles Bingley — An outgoing, wealthy young man who leases property near the Bennets' estate.

Louisa Hurst and Caroline Bingley — Mr. Bingley's sisters, who look down upon the Bennets and their society.

George Wickham — A dashing, handsome young soldier who attracts the attention of Elizabeth Bennet. His father was the manager of the Darcy estate, so he grew up with Mr. Darcy and his sister. Though a favorite of Darcy's now-deceased father, there is bitter enmity between him and Darcy, due to his attempt to elope with Georgiana Darcy for her substantial inheritance.

Lady Catherine de Bourgh — Aunt of Mr. Darcy and patroness of Mr. Collins. A proud and domineering woman, she had planned for the marriage of Mr. Darcy and her daughter since they were infants.

Anne de Bourgh — Daughter of Lady Catherine and presumed betrothed of her cousin Mr. Darcy, suffers from some infirmity. A gently humorous running joke has the proud mother describing extraordinary talents her daughter would have possessed had she applied herself.

Colonel Fitzwilliam — Another nephew of Lady Catherine and friend and cousin of Mr. Darcy. He is attracted to Elizabeth Bennet, but is not wealthy enough to consider her seriously as a spouse.

Mrs. Philips — Sister of Mrs. Bennet

Edward Gardiner — Sensible brother of Mrs. Bennet and Mrs. Philips.
Mrs. Gardiner — Wife of Mr. Gardiner. She is the favorite aunt of Jane and Elizabeth Bennet.













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While settling this point, she was suddenly roused by the sound of the door-bell, and her spirits were a little fluttered by the idea of its being Colonel Fitzwilliam himself, who had once before called late in the evening, and might now come to inquire particularly after her. But this idea was soon banished, and her spirits were very differently affected, when, to her utter amazement, she saw Mr. Darcy walk into the room. In an hurried manner he immediately began an inquiry after her health, imputing his visit to a wish of hearing that she were better. She answered him with cold civility. He sat down for a few moments, and then getting up, walked about the room. Elizabeth was surprised, but said not a word. After a silence of several minutes, he came towards her in an agitated manner, and thus began:

"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."

Elizabeth's astonishment was beyond expression. She stared, coloured, doubted, and was silent. This he considered sufficient encouragement; and the avowal of all that he felt, and had long felt for her, immediately followed. He spoke well; but there were feelings besides those of the heart to be detailed; and he was not more eloquent on the subject of tenderness than of pride. His sense of her inferiority--of its being a degradation--of the family obstacles which had always opposed to inclination, were dwelt on with a warmth which

seemed due to the consequence he was wounding, but was very unlikely to recommend his suit.

In spite of her deeply-rooted dislike, she could not be insensible to the compliment of such a man's affection, and though her intentions did not vary for an instant, she was at first sorry for the pain he was to receive; till, roused to resentment by his subsequent language, she lost all compassion in anger. She tried, however, to compose herself to answer him with patience, when he should have done. He concluded with representing to her the strength of that attachment which, in spite of all his endeavours, he had found impossible to conquer; and with expressing his hope that it would now be rewarded by her acceptance of his hand. As he said this, she could easily see that he had no doubt of a favourable answer. He SPOKE of apprehension and anxiety, but his countenance expressed real security. Such a circumstance could only exasperate farther, and, when he ceased, the colour rose into her cheeks, and she said:

"In such cases as this, it is, I believe, the established mode to express a sense of obligation for the sentiments avowed, however unequally they may be returned. It is natural that obligation should be felt, and if I could FEEL gratitude, I would now thank you. But I cannot--I have never desired your good opinion, and you have certainly bestowed it most unwillingly. I am sorry to have occasioned pain to anyone. It has been most unconsciously done, however, and I hope

will be of short duration. The feelings which, you tell me, have long prevented the acknowledgment of your regard, can have little difficulty in overcoming it after this explanation."

Mr. Darcy, who was leaning against the mantelpiece with his eyes fixed on her face, seemed to catch her words with no less resentment than surprise. His complexion became pale with anger, and the disturbance of his mind was visible in every feature. He was struggling for the appearance of composure, and would not open his lips till he believed himself to have attained it. The pause was to Elizabeth's feelings dreadful. At length, with a voice of forced calmness, he said:

"And this is all the reply which I am to have the honour of expecting! I might, perhaps, wish to be informed why, with so little ENDEAVOUR at civility, I am thus rejected. But it is of small importance."

"I might as well inquire," replied she, "why with so evident a desire of offending and insulting me, you chose to tell me that you liked me against your will, against your reason, and even against your character? Was not this some excuse for incivility, if I WAS uncivil? But I have other provocations. You know I have. Had not my feelings decided against you--had they been indifferent, or had they even been favourable, do you think that any consideration would tempt me to accept the man who has been the means

of ruining, perhaps for ever, the happiness of a most beloved sister?"

As she pronounced these words, Mr. Darcy changed colour; but the emotion was short, and he listened without attempting to interrupt her while she continued:

"I have every reason in the world to think ill of you. No motive can excuse the unjust and ungenerous part you acted THERE. You dare not, you cannot deny, that you have been the principal, if not the only means of dividing them from each other--of exposing one to the censure of the world for caprice and instability, and the other to its derision for disappointed hopes, and involving them both in misery of the acutest kind."

She paused, and saw with no slight indignation that he was listening with an air which proved him wholly unmoved by any feeling of remorse. He even looked at her with a smile of affected incredulity.

"Can you deny that you have done it?" she repeated.

With assumed tranquillity he then replied: "I have no wish of denying that I did everything in my power to separate my friend from your sister, or that I rejoice in my success. Towards HIM I have been kinder than towards myself."

Elizabeth disdained the appearance of noticing this civil reflection, but its meaning did not escape, nor was it likely to conciliate her.

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Mr. Bingley was good-looking and gentlemanlike; he had a pleasant countenance, and easy, unaffected manners. His sisters were fine women, with an air of decided fashion. His brother-in-law, Mr. Hurst, merely


looked the gentleman; but his friend Mr. Darcy soon drew the attention of the room by his fine, tall person, handsome features, noble mien, and the report which was in general circulation within five minutes after his entrance, of his having ten thousand a year. The gentlemen pronounced him to be a fine figure of a man, the ladies declared he was much handsomer than Mr. Bingley, and he was looked at with great admiration for about half the evening, till his manners gave a disgust which turned the tide of his popularity; for he was discovered to be proud; to be above his company, and above being pleased; and not all his large estate in Derbyshire could then save him from having a most forbidding, disagreeable countenance, and being unworthy to be compared with his friend.

Mr. Bingley had soon made himself acquainted with all the principal people in the room; he was lively and unreserved, danced every dance, was angry that the ball closed so early, and talked of giving one himself at Netherfield. Such amiable qualities must speak for themselves. What a contrast between him and his friend! Mr. Darcy danced only once with Mrs. Hurst and once with Miss Bingley, declined being introduced to any other lady, and spent the rest of the evening in walking about the room, speaking occasionally to one of his own party. His character was decided. He was the proudest, most disagreeable man in the world, and everybody hoped that he would never come there again. Amongst the most violent against him was Mrs. Bennet, whose dislike of his general behaviour was

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Jan Austen

 Jane Austen

,Jane Austen (16 décembre 1775, Steventon, Hampshire - 18 juillet 1817, Winchester) est une femme de lettres anglaise.

                                             Née dans le village de Steventon, dans le Hampshire, Jane Austen est l'avant-dernière et deuxième fille d'une fratrie de huit enfants. Son père, George Austen, est pasteur ; sa mère, Cassandra Austen née Leigh, compte parmi ses ancêtres sir Thomas Leigh qui fut lord-maire au temps de la reine Elisabeth. Les revenus de la famille Austen sont modestes mais confortables ; leur maison de deux étages, le Rectory, est entourée d'arbres, d'herbes ainsi que d'une grange.

un film de Julian Jarrold 
 avec Anne Hathaway et James McAvoy

Résumé du film

Née en 1775, dans une famille modeste, Jane Austen (Anne Hathaway) a sept frères et soeurs.Son père est  pasteur (James Cromwell)  et ne roule pas sur l’or.

Nous sommes en 1795. Jane  a 20 ans. Elle écrit et rêve de vivre de sa plume. Elle rêve aussi de connaître le grand amour. Mais sa mère (Julie Walters),ambitieuse pour ses filles,souhaiterait qu’elle épouse un bon parti en la personne du neveu (Laurence Fox)  de Lady Grisham  (Maggie Smith), une mégère guindée. L'argent manque, et un bon mariage serait utile à toute la famille. 

Anne Hathaway
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Mais Jane ne l’entend pas de cette oreille. C’est d’ailleurs à  ce moment-là,  que surgit Tom Lefroy (James McAvoy) , un irlandais arrogant . Il a étudié le droit à Londres et pratiqué la boxe dans des endroits mal famés. Jane et lui commencent par s’affronter. Puis ils parviennent à s’apprivoiser et finissent par tomber amoureux.

Tom Lefroy entraîne Jane Austen dans des endroits dont elle ignorait l'existence. Il lui présente la romancière gothique Ann Radcliffe et lui fait découvrir  le Tom Jones de Henry Fielding.

Tom et Jane envisagent même le mariage. Mais la disparité de leurs conditions respectives rend le projet incertain…

Anne Hathaway 
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Genèse du film

Jane est l'adaptation du roman Becoming Jane Austen de Jon Spence, fruit d’une longue enquête et qui révéla que contrairement à la légende qui voulait que Jane Austen soit une éternelle vieille fille, celle-ci avait bien connu la passion et l'exaltation liée à l'amour.

Anne Hathaway  
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Ce film est donc en réelle rupture avec les précédents littéraires et cinématographiques sur l'écrivain Jane Austen, le producteur Robert Bernstein déclare d'ailleurs :  "Cette histoire d'amour a transformé la vie de Jane Austen. Sous son apparence austère se cachait un coeur palpitant, amoureux, qui a guidé et profondément influencé son écriture. Sa relation avec Tom Lefroy est l'acte fondateur de sa vie d'écrivain et a contribué à faire d'elle une des plus grandes romancières qui existent."


L'affiche du film


Anne Hathaway
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James McAvoy-
Anne Hathaway
- Laurence Fox
  © La Fabrique de Films


De Julian Jarrold. Avec Anne Hathaway, James McAvoy, Julie Walters, James Cromwell, Maggie Smith, Joe Anderson. Scénario: Sarah Williams, Kevin Hood.
Image: Eigil Bryld. Montage: Emma E. Hickox.
Musique: Adrian Johnston. Grande-Bretagne-États-Unis, 2007, 120 min

Sortie  le 17 Octobre 2007 

Anne Hathaway 
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Biographie de Jane Austen

Jane Austen est née le 16 décembre 1775 au presbytère Stevenson dans le Hampshire où elle a passé ses vingt-cinq premières années. Elle est la septième des 8 enfants du révérend Georges Austen et de sa femme Cassandra Leigh.

De la jeune Jane Austen on sait que comme la plupart des héroïnes de ses romans, elle pouvait parfois préférer battre la campagne ou se rouler dans l'herbe du haut d'une pente ; en compagnie de son frère Henry (d'un an son aîné) ou de sa sœur Cassandra elle vivait là des activités moins convenables pour une fillette de l'époque que de coudre, jouer du piano, ou chanter.

L'éducation de Jane ne diffère pas de celle donnée à toute jeune fille de la Grande-Bretagne du XVIIIe siècle ; elle consiste en occupations artistiques et ménagères, indispensables pour la préparer à son avenir, le mariage. De fait, elle apprend le français et l'italien, le chant (sans enthousiasme), le dessin, la couture et la broderie, le piano et la danse. Évidemment, de toutes ces activités, sa préférée est de loin la lecture. Les petits Austen avaient également pour passion le théâtre ; la grange, l'été, leur servait de scène.

En 1782, Cassandra et Jane (qui dès lors ne se quittèrent plus de leur vie) furent envoyées à l'école, d'abord à Oxford, puis à Southampton, enfin à l'Abbey School de Reading. Les études leur laissaient beaucoup de temps libre, puisque les fillettes n'avaient qu'une ou deux heures de travail chaque matin.

Son éducation prit fin avant son onzième anniversaire . De retour au Rectory, les deux sœurs complétèrent leur éducation grâce aux conversations familiales et à la bibliothèque paternelle qui était remarquablement fournie et à laquelle elles semblent avoir eu un accès sans restrictions. C’est à ce moment-là qu’elle commença à écrire ce que son père appelait « des contes dans un style entièrement nouveau ».

C'est à 18 ou 19 ans qu'elle écrivit son premier roman Elinor et Marianne . Puis elle tomba amoureuse.

Durant les vacances de Noël 1795, elle fait la connaissance de Tom Lefroy dans le Hampshire. Mi-janvier, ce dernier part à Londres pour étudier le droit et Jane le revoit à l'automne. Ensuite, nous ne savons plus rien de leur relation jusqu'à l'automne 1798, où certains éléments nous donnent à penser que leur relation est terminée. 

Ces deux années ont été les plus riches de la vie de Jane : elle a notamment écrit Orgueil et Préjugés , puis réécrit Elinor et Marianne sous le nom de Raisons et sentiments et finalement L'abbaye de Northanger qu'elle termine en 1799. Elle n'écrira plus rien durant les dix années suivantes.

Son silence peut-être en partie attribué à sa déception amoureuse, mais la raison majeure est le déménagement des Austen en 1801. Ils quittent Stevenson pour Bath, un lieu que Jane détestait. Au mois de décembre 1802, un jeune fortuné lui propose de l'épouser; elle accepte sa demande en mariage mais un mois plus tard , y renonce. Quelques mois plus tard, elle vend L'abbaye de Northanger à un éditeur pour 10 £. Le livre ne sortira jamais de son vivant.

1805 est marqué par la mort de son père. L'année suivante, Jane , sa mère et sa soeur déménagent à Southampton où elles resteront jusqu'à l'année 1809. Elles s'installent ensuite à Chawton, village de la province du Hampshire d'où Jane décide de lancer sa carrière d'écrivain. Raisons et sentiments est publié en 1811, Orgueil et Préjugés en 1813, Mansfield Park, écrit après le déménagement à Chawton en 1814 et Emma en 1815. Elle achève Persuasion , un an avant de mourir en 1817 du syndrome d'Addison ( insuffisance surrénale). Persuasion  et L'abbaye de Northanger ont été publiés à titre posthume.


Source bibliographique

Dossier de Presse du film ( La fabrique de film)

Le site officiel du film Jane




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