Pride and Prejudice

Inspired after finally watching the movie  Becoming Jane, I decided to read and reread Jane Austen.  The movie was a reminder to me of what an extraordinary artist she was for her times: skilled, brave, funny.  Listening to the vehement protestations of my friends that Emma was not worth rereading, I picked up the other Austen in my house: Pride and Prejudice.  While very familiar to me, it quickly became apparent that this was not a reread.  I knew it from countless rewatchings of the BBC adaptation and more recent film, but I had never read the novel before!  This is probably because most of my literary educational focus has been either on Shakespeare and his contemporaries, or Modernism.  Sorry, Austen.

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