Jane Austen’s Love and Friendship is out soon, and it got me thinking about Jane and our obsession with her.
My favorite Pride and Prejudice remains the Colin Firth version, starring Jennifer Ehle.
It remained more faithful to the book than the Keira Knightly version.
I loved both Emmas, but Gwyneth's lighter portrayal wins by a nose.
And was it just me or was Billy Piper terribly miscast as Fanny Price?
But of course Austen’s characters have fought vampires and zombies.
And one of my favorite adaptions is the modern romcom version of P&P, featuring Mormons. Yep. Pride and Prejudice--A Latter Day Tale.
A couple of weeks ago, my son sent me a pic. He and some friends were playing Marrying Mr. Darcy. Sadly, he lost and remained an old maid.
But all this leads me to believe Jane Austen is the hardest working dead woman in publishing today. Even beyond the grave, she must be exhausted.
So what’s your favorite Jane-related item (movie, book, manga, video game)? And what is it about Austen that is so enduring?