Jane Austen Book Club
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Pride & Prejudice The Movie Tie-In The 1940 MGM film “Pride and Prejudice,” starring Laurence Olivier and Greer Garson, was Hollywood’s first adaptation of an Austen novel. A host of publishers quickly capitalized on the Hollywood success with new book covers emblazoned with movie stills. Repeated in 1995, after the hugely successful BBC mini-series with Colin Firth and Jennifer Ehle. Today, book covers routinely sprinkle Austen’s literary celebrity with the stardust of famous actors.