Wasn't Mr. Darcy really handsome?

On the eve of February 14, London scientists deliberately or not, but suddenly decided to deprive us of our favorite literary hero - Mr. Darcy. After examining Jane Austen's novel Pride and Prejudice and passing it through the social, economic, and cultural lens of the 18th century, when he was written, they came to the unexpected conclusion that the appearance of the main character is very different from the romantic image that was imposed on us by repeated screen versions . Yes, the real Mr. Darcy was unlike either Lawrence Olivier, who played him in the 1940s, much less Colin Firth, who perfected the wet-shirt scene on the 1995 BBC series.

Wasn't Mr. Darcy really handsome?

Professor John Sutherland and historian Amanda Vickery want to convince us that in fact Mr. Darcy was not a handsome dark-haired handsome man, but ... short, pale due to lack of sunlight a man with gray hair and a pointed chin in the tail ... Such is the contrast.


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