Jane Austin is "big" right now, but I cannot jump on the band wagon in adoration of her books. I think they are difficult and tedious. I LOVE her stories. She is a master at drawing room dialogue and, comedy but I think her work translates better for me onto the silver screen. I am sure many people would say the same of Charles Dickens which I totally get because he too is difficult to wade through, but I take my time and enjoy savoring his lengthy descriptions. With Jane Austin, I get confused about who is speaking, and the formal writing style of the day overwhelms me. I have not read Pride and Prejudice in maybe twenty five years so maybe it is time give it another shot, or any of the Austin novels, but until then I will stick the wonderfully romantic and witty adaptations by Hollywood.
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