legacy of the lizzie bennet diaries

There’s an entire generation of people, mostly women, who will know exactly what you mean when you utter the words, ‘Way harsh, Tai.’ And similarly, another crop who can just as easily identify the movie that’s responsible for this line: 'This is an occasion for genuinely tiny knickers.’

Such is the legacy of Jane Austen who, in addition to inspiring many miniseries and movie adaptations of 'Emma’ and 'Pride and Prejudice,’ provided source material for millennial spinoff movies as well. Think 'Clueless,’ the 1995 retelling of 'Emma,’ and 'Bridget Jones’s Diary,’ which is 'Pride and Prejudice’ through and through — complete with an 'it is a truth universally acknowledged’ reference.

Now there’s a novel cribbed from a Web series drawn from 'Pride and Prejudice.’

Incorrect Pride and Prejudice Quotes
  • Lizzie: Jane, tell him where he can stick his grapes.
  • Jane: In the fridge.
  • Lizzie: No, Jane.