I Just Don't Get This Love Affair with Jane Austen's Novels
I love watching most British entertainment, whether it's a TV show on PBS or a series, a movie, and of course I've read many of the great British classics. But I cannot understand how anyone ever got through a Jane Austen novel without hurling the book through the nearest window. Well, maybe way back in the early 1800's but now now. I just don't get it. I understand that it was a different time and women were expected to behave and think in a different way about romance but the thoughts of sitting and reading for hours these tedious pages makes me crazy. I tried to read Pride and Prejudice. I'd read Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights and loved those stories and was told I HAD to read Pride and Prejudice. I struggled through maybe 2 chapters and finally flung it aside. So now the movie has come out of her novel "Emma" and it's getting raves. I'll have to wait and see but I won't be spending money to go see it. If it appears on a streaming site I might try it. I've had to struggle to watch the movie versions of her other books, don't know if this one will be different. Anyone out there who completely disagrees??