Posted on 11/06/2015 at 12:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek
We want to say Jane Austen is back in style, but then we realized — she never actually faded from the public eye.
It’s safe to say, though, that a few modern takes on “the lady” have kept the media talking about her works.
For example: An app now delivers a daily Austen quote.
A YouTube channel called The Lizzie Bennet Diaries now exists. (Gigi Darcy and Lydia Bennet also star in videos.)
And Slate examines how Austen influenced present-day enigmatic author Elena Ferrante.
Prefer the original versions?
The Independent takes a look at Mr. Darcy throughout the ages, coming to the conclusion that he wasn’t always (in the paper’s words) “quite so hot.”
A writer for Bustle also heads back, but for the first time since high school, and makes a few pleasant discoveries about reading the texts as an adult.