Where the heck have I been?? This is embarrassing to admit, (so, why do it on a blog? Dunno- just crazy, I guess!) but I have never read a single one of Jane Austen's novels. Nor had I ever seen any of the film adaptations until fairly recently. I know. I have no flimsy excuses, merely statements of fact. But - when PBS had the whole Jane Austen series on Masterpiece, I either watched and/or taped them all. And yes, I LOVED them! Especially this one:
I've had this little Bantam paperback for many years. Why didn't I read it?
I even bought this lovely hardbound copy from 1945 with it's beautiful color illustrations inside:
When my sister was visiting in June, we sat and watched both the PBS version of "Emma" and the Gwyneth Paltrow version in the same evening! And then, most recently, I watched the "Sense and Sensibility" from PBS Masterpiece that I had recorded. And I just got this one the other day:
I'll be watching it as soon as I can. And I want to see every other adaptation that I haven't yet seen. And I will be reading the books, too. I promise.
Please don't tell anyone. Like I said, I'm kind of embarrassed.