Pride and Prejudice in the Twitterverse

What if Mr. Darcy had a Twitter profile?

Pride in the Twitterverse: What if Mr. Darcy had a Twitter profile?

How would Austen’s most famous novel read if Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy forged their relationship on Twitter? Under the Mad Hat has answered that question with a clever retelling of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice as a series of tweets. As a fellow writer, I appreciate the skill involved, and think it’s one of the funniest things I’ve read in ages.

I have to wonder—could this be where fan fiction is headed? Who has time to write 60-chapter adaptations of one’s favorite work, when one could simply tweet the whole thing?

Please note: The above Twitter profile for Mr. Darcy exists only in my fevered imagination and the file I created in Photoshop. There is a user called Darcy on Twitter, but I haven’t the foggiest idea who he/she is, except that it’s almost certainly not Fitzwilliam Darcy of Pemberley.

6 thoughts on “Pride and Prejudice in the Twitterverse

    • Thanks. I might do this…if I ever find any! Unfortunately, the Twitter usernames “Darcy” and “Mr. Darcy” are already taken.

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