Why the love affair with Jane Austen? The fact she was a literary genius may have something to do with it. Like Dickens, she was an avid observer of folk, which enabled her to create characters that have, to put it mildly, stood the test of time.
I’ve read all her books and seen many of the movies but I confess, I esteem one of her stories considerably higher than the rest.
Pride and Prejudice. I’ve read the book many times, listened to it on Audible and don’t even ask how often I’ve watched the movie.
I know I’m not alone in my love of Pride and Prejudice but let’s be clear which version to watch. Two words … Colin Firth. He is Fitzwilliam Darcy and anyone else is simply an imposter. The same must be said, be it with a little less passion, for Jennifer Ehle. Keira Knightly is a good actress but Elizabeth Bennet, she is not.