Sense and Sensibility
Apparently a TV series. I haven't seen it. It came out in 1971.
A 1981 BBC version. I believe I have seen this version. It was awful. Lighting, costumes, sound, all terrible. Not worth watching. Choose one of the newer ones!
This is the only other version of Sense and Sensibility that I have seen. The actors for Elinor and Marianne are perfect...unfortunately, all the males (IMHO, and some other people agree) are pretty ugly. Overall, it follows the book and I like it. It's commonly known as the 1995 version.
This is the newest version, which came out in 2008. I've heard that it's very good (and the men are handsomer!), but that at the beginning, there's a highly objectionable scene.
Pride and Prejudice
This is the oldest version of Pride and Prejudice that I am aware of. It came out in 1940.
Next out was the 1980 TV mini series. I have seen the fifth episode, and it was almost laughable. Really. Only watch if you're a highly devoted Jane Austen fan.
My favorite version. It's generally known as the long P&P, on account of being a little over five hours (not six!) long. It's the most accurate to the book and totally my favorite. :)
And the newest version, which came out in 2005. I don't like it because I feel that it's not accuarte to the time-period. I also have a strong dislike of people proposing in an undressed manner. Oh, and I abhor the Mr. Darcy. I did enjoy it more than I thought I would, and I'll probably watch it again someday. The music is awesome. It would be okay if it was the only version on P&P that was out there, but compared to the 1995 version...yeah.
I believe that's the cover. This is the 1983 version.
*back-pedals* Okay, I'm confused. I'm coming up with a 1983 and a 1986 version...a bit weird, yes. This is the only cover I can find (other than a black one with the same characters, I think). So I don't know what's up. Let's move on. :)
Here we have the 1999 version of Mansfield Park. I have heard that there are quite a few objectionable things in it, so I don't recommend it. I haven't seen it...at least, not to remember.
The 2007 version. I have yet to find a version I really like. :P This one had the misfortune to use Mr. Elton from Emma (2009) as the main guy. I thought he was awful even before seeing Emma.
Apparently there was a 1948 TV version, but I'm having no luck with finding ANY pictures from it.
This is the 1972 version. I haven't seen it, but hey, it's out there.
This is the 1996 version. It's rather well known in general. I have seen either this or the 1997 version, but I'm not sure which, and it's been a loooong time.
And the 1997 version. Again, I don't know much about it.
The most recent, and my favorite version of Emma. It came out in 2009, is about four hours long, and has the perfect actors. Watch it, please, if you haven't! It's most delightful.
Apparently there was a version of Persuasion that came out in 1960 as a TV mini-series, but I can't find a picture.
Ah, yes. Are you starting to recognize the pink covers with awful pictures? ;) This is the 1971 version.
This is, I believe, no, I'm quite sure, the only version of Persuasion that I've had the pleasure of seeing. I like it quite well, and recommend it whole-heartedly. :) It's the one that came out in 1995.
And this is the newest version, the 2007 one. I have not yet seen it, but someday! :)
Those of you who adore Northanger Abbey have probably noticed that it was skipped. I'm sorry. But I am out of time, and also, I've never seen any movie version, and I've only read the book once. So therefore, it would be hard for me to actually find out which versions were when. Other than that, I hope you learned something in this post!