Jane Austen goes 21st Century

So if you follow me on Twitter or are friends with me on Facebook, you might have seen me post some links to my new favorite thing. But in case you aren’t or don’t, I will now tell you about it here!

My new favorite thing is…

The Lizzie Bennet Diaries

I’ve been a fan of web series since Dorm Life (another one of my faves and a must see for ResLifers and #sagrads and #sapros alike), but this one combines so many things I love! Jane Austen, social media, and Hank Green! I wrote a blog post mentioning how much I love the Green brothers a while back, but I swear everything they do is golden. Including this.

So what is The Lizzie Bennet Diaries? Well, it’s a web series about what the Jane Austen story of Pride & Prejudice would look like in the 21st Century if Lizzie Bennet had a vlog (that’s video blog…). It’s funny and interesting, and videos come out twice a week. It’s also cool because the characters go on outside the little boxes of YouTube. Lizzie, Lydia, Charlotte, Jane, Caroline, Bingley (or Bing Lee as he’s known in the web series), and Darcy all have Twitter handles, and some have Tumblr accounts, too! Multi-dimensional social media classic literature adaptation fun for everyone!

PLUS the Bennets are gingers. So proud. #gingerpower

Check out the first video here, and hopefully you’ll want to watch more! I’ll also post the Twitter accounts and Tumblr addresses as well.

The Lizzie Bennet Diaries: YouTube@TheLBDOfficial, website, & Tumblr
Lizzie Bennet: @theLizzieBennet
Charlotte Lu: @theCharlotteLu
Jane Bennet: @LooksbyJane & Tumblr
Lydia Bennet:  @theLydiaBennet, Facebook & Tumblr
Caroline Lee: @that_caroline
Bing Lee: @bingliest
William Darcy: @wmdarcy


5 thoughts on “Jane Austen goes 21st Century

  1. Lindsay – I stumbled upon this post somehow (I can’t remember how!) and wondered if you might be interested in a review copy of my new book, The Jane Austen Guide to Life — written by a fellow Christian, Jane-Austen-loving, Harry-Potter-fan kind of geek. 😉 just let me know if you’re interested!

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