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Jane Austen - Luigi Di Maggio
GOING FOR CLIL: cross curricular activities
PRIDE & PREJUDICE’S bi-centenary
Class 2^A Information Technology and
Telecommunications
Academic Year 2012/2013
…..‘’ Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice has
been voted the book the nation , the United
Kingdom, can’t live without’’…
Top Ten
1. Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen (20%)
2. Lord of the Rings, JRR Tolkien (17%)
3. Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte (14%)
4. Harry Potter books, JK Rowling (12%)
5.To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee (9.5%)
6.The Bible (9%)
7. Wuthering Heights , Emily Bronte (8.5%)
8. Nineteen Eighty Four, George Orwell (6%)
8. His Dark Materials , Philip Pullman (6%)
10. Great Expectations , Charles Dickens (5.5%)
 To
revise and consolidate what you have
already studied in L1
 To
integrate content and English language
learning through skills
 To
advance your cognitive development
through a variety of project activities
Author
Biography
Literary context
Social and historical context
Papers, criticism, comparative
works
Works, bibliography
Full texts, Abstracts, sound
versions
Translations, theatrical
performances, film adaptations,
reinterpretations
Author
Biography
Jane Austen
Steventon
1775-1817
Social/historical context
Hanover:
- George III (1760-1820)
- George IV (1820-1830)
- William IV (1830-1837)
- The French Revolution
- Financial Reform
- Political parties: the Whigs, the
Tories and the Radicals
Literary context
- End of 18° centurybeginning of the 19°
- Romanticism
- Augustan vs Romantic
Works, bibliography
Full texts, abstracts, sound
versions, film adaptations
translations
Pride and Prejudice
Abstracts:
- Chapter 1
- Chapter 56
Jane Austen: Orgoglio e
Pregiudizio, Caprin
Mondadori
Film: Pride and
Prejudice directed
by Joe Wright
WHERE?
WHO?
WHAT?
WHEN?
WHY?
?
WHERE?
Chawton
WHAT?
Wrote Pride &
Prejudice
WHO?
English writer
English novelist
WHEN?
1813
WHY?
Romantic dreams
?
 She had a collection of more than 500 books
 She was a keen observer of human society
 She began writing very soon
 She had her education at home

Jane Austen (1775-1817) was born in
Steventon, Hampshire;
In 1787 she wrote her first works.
In 1800 the family sold off everything, including Jane's
piano, and moved to Bath, Somerset.
Jane was mostly tutored at home.
She never married, but her social life was active and she
had suitors and romantic dreams.
 After her father’s death in 1805, she lived with her
sister and hypochondriac mother in Southampton.
In 1809 she moved to a large cottage in the village of
Chawton.
Sense and Sensibility (1811)
 Pride and Prejudice (1813)
 Mansfield Park (1814)
 Emma (1816)
 Northanger Abbey (1818)
 Persuasion (1818)


The Bildungsroman is a literary genre
which is about the growth (moral and
psychological) of the protagonist.
The growth of the protagonist is very
important in the story.
 Italian: Romanzo di formazione
 German: Bildungsroman
 English: Novel of manners (domestic
novels)

Mr. Bennet & Mrs. Bennet
Mr. Collins
Charlotte
Jane
Elizabeth
Darcy
Bingley
Lady Catherine De Bourgh
Mary
Kitty
Lydia
Wickham
Georgiana Darcy
Colonel Fitzwilliam
 Marriage
 Money
and property
 Social class and lack of mobility
 Social decorum and reputation
 Landed
Gentry refers to the British
social class made up of people who
owned land who could live entirely from
the rent paid to them from their land.
 They were members of the aristocracy,
but didn’t have peerage titles (like Sir or
Lord or Duke).
 They were usually the administrators of
their lands.
Pride and Prejudice is set in the rural south-east
England in the early 19° century, and describes the small
world of a few families, the Bennets and the Bingleys,
living in a country village of Longbourn in Hertfordshire,
engaged in their routine of visits, balls, walks and gossip.
In the Bennet family there are five daughters but no
male heir, so their property will go to a cousin (William
Collins).
The story revolves around Elizabeth,
an intelligent and witty, but not rich
young woman and Mr. Darcy, a
handsome and wealthy gentleman.
Other courtships and adventures
are also present in the background.
At the beginning, both characters have a good share of pride, and are
conditioned by prejudice: Darcy is proud of his social position, and is
not disposed to mix with people that he considered socially inferior.
Elizabeth has her pride too, because even if she is not rich she is the
daughter of a gentleman, and she does not like Darcy’s haughty
behaviour.
But they lose their pride and their prejudices when they find they are in
love with each other:
Elizabeth: “Only true
love can take me to
the wedding, so I die
an old maid.”
Useful Web sites
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pride_and_Prejudice
http://www.austen.com/pride/
http://www.pemberley.com/janeinfo/janelife.html
http://www3.hants.gov.uk/austen
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/1342
http://www.bbc.co.uk
http://www.blackcat-cideb.com/
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