Jane Austen: A Love Story

Lynne Kiesling

This cute article from Sunday’s Washington Post is an overview of the depth and variety with which we’ve been experiencing our love of Jane Austen, at least for the past century.

For the most recent upsurge the author credits Colin Firth’s portrayal of Mr. Darcy in the 1995 BBC production. While I am on record as having a slavish attachment to that particular actor, I would still give first billing to Jane Austen’s sublime irony, incisive wit, complete charm, and skills at character writing.