Instead of an over-priced dinner at a crowded restaurant, you may want to consider a quiet night at home for Valentine’s Day with a good book. Below are 6 excellent classic novels renowned for their passion and romance. Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen Elizabeth Bennet, literature’s most perfect heroine, and her Mr. Darcy banter [...]
Whenever I’m on the fence about buying a book, I turn to page 1 and read its opening line. Considering the amount of time authors spend obsessing over the first words of their tome, you’d think all openings would be amazing. And yet, they’re not. Constructing an original, provocative opening sentence is eons harder than [...]
There have been ten English-language television and screen versions of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice alone in addition to movies and books clearly inspired by what is arguably Miss Austen’s most famous work (think the movie Bride and Prejudice and the novel Pride, Prejudice and Zombies). In a recent made-for-DVD movie called The 12 Men [...]
When I was first introduced to Jane Austen, I was excited. Finally I get to see what all the fuss was about. Why Emma Thompson is obsessed with making films of her novels and why Saturday Night Live took such glee is parodying them.