This Jane Austen Adaptation for the YouTube Generation is Actually Wonderful

Filed in News, Press, The Lizzie Bennet Diaries by on June 12, 2014



I don’t know if it’s a truth universally acknowledged that a woman in possession of a box set of Austen novels must pass on her love of Pride and Prejudice to her children, but it was certainly true in my family. I began working my way through my mother’s well-worn, paperback Penguin editions of Jane Austen classics when I was twelve, strangely undeterred by the fact that most of the plots revolved around marriage. As I think about my mom, the enabler behind my long obsession with the 1995 BBC Pride and Prejudice miniseries, whose faded red “I’d Rather Be Reading Jane Austen” sweatshirt made what I’m sure was the coolest ever addition to my middle school wardrobe, I suspect that my attachment to Pride and Prejudice was always inevitable.

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