Jane Austen provided the romantic comedy some Sense And Sensibility

With the rom-com officially back in vogue thanks to summer hits like Crazy Rich Asians and Netflix’s Set It Up, it’s hard not to think back on the genre’s most recent heyday, the 1990s. The era of Meg Ryan, Julia Roberts, and Nora Ephron defined our modern idea of what a rom-com looks and feels like, but the actual…

U.K.’s Jane Austen banknote doesn’t seem to understand Pride And Prejudice

Earlier this week, Jane Austen became the first woman writer to be featured on a bank note in the United Kingdom. The Pride And Prejudice author joins such other literary greats as Charles Dickens and William Shakespeare, though the Austen £10 banknote is the only one currently in circulation. At the unveiling, which…

Jane Austen is being courted by the most contemptible “alt-right” Nazis

Jane Austen is a goodly woman of one and forty, a fine and delicate comportment, an elasticity of mind, and who is dead. In her day, she has seen many a suitor, not all to her liking. Her works, gentle in their persuasion of love and refinement as life’s noble pursuits, have attracted many blushing attentions, from …

Jane Austen fits Whit Stillman like a glove in the witty Love & Friendship

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Whit Stillman adapting Jane Austen feels at once apt and almost unnecessary. His previous films—obsessed as they are with manners, social status, and conversational diplomacy—come pretty close to fulfilling any need we might have for a modern-day Austen. Metropolitan’s characters even discuss Austen at length, arguing…

Chicago, see Pride And Prejudice And Zombies early and for free

Zombies on the prowl for “braaaains” could do much worse than Jane Austen’s witty and forward-thinking novel Pride And Prejudice. By combining one of the literary world’s favorite books with the horror staple, author Seth Grahame-Smith captured the zeitgeist of 2009, and a film deal quickly followed. Of course, the…

Finally, the marriage of Jane Austen and DJ Snake the world has been waiting for

For whatever reason, Tumblr is pretty into Pride And Prejudice. Sure, most adaptations of the Jane Austen classic are cool and everything, but that still doesn’t really explain why the following DJ Snake-infused fan edit of the classic Lizzie Bennet v. Fitzwilliam Darcy scene from the Colin Firth movie adaptation…

Pride And Prejudice 2005 + Onion headlines = one totally endearing meme

Some of the best memes out there are the ones that make absolutely no sense. Take, for instance, “Pride And Prejudice 2005 + Onion Headlines.” Created by author and blogger KC Kahler, the three-part meme popped up on Tumblr recently and basically just consists of cropped Onion headlines strategically placed over…