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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Jane Austen Books & Movies


I'm almost embarrassed to say I have never read a book by Jane Austen or for that matter ever made it through one of the many movie adaptations of her books. I have no clue why this is, but it is.

Sunday I started hearing some hype on twitter about Masterpiece Theater's Emma on PBS. People sounded really excited for it, so I decided I was going to give it a shot. I was pleasantly surprised. I really got into the first part of the mini series and can't wait to see more next week.

At the end of the 1st part they showed scenes of upcoming Austen movies and I think I will give those a shot as well. Who know maybe it will inspire me to pick up one of her books and read that too.

So onto my question, which Austen book would you recommend for an Austen newbie? and why?

4 comments:

Anna said...

Pride and Prejudice has always been my favorite Austen novel. I hope you do give her novels a try!

--Anna
Diary of an Eccentric

miss cindy :) said...

I second Pride and Prejudice, its my favorite too :) I haven't read Emma, but I really enjoyed the movie (the version with Gwyneth Paltrow)

Nickles said...

Pride and Prejudice is rather awesome but to start out reading her books maybe short and sweet should be better, such as Persuasion (and the BBC movie is awesome, too).

Ryan G said...

Sorry, can't help on this one as I avoid Austen like a plague.