What Would Jane Austen Think?

Is there ever a time when Jane Austen is not in the news?  Now that a never published manuscript has been made jane austeninto the movie Love and Friendship, all things Austen are in the limelight.  Do you ever stop to think how the Austen mystique has lasted all these years?  At least one author has done just that!  A Jane Austen Education: How Six Novels Taught Me About Love, Friendship, and the Things That Really Matter by William Deresiewicz contends that Jane is always relevant in our lives.  Austen’s original works have been the basis for many modern book and film adaptations – think Emma and CluelessPride and Prejudice and Bridget Jones Diary, Sense and Sensibility and From Prada to Nada.  Murder and zombies even became part of the Austen culture with Death Comes to Pemberley and Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.  Whatever would Jane think ….?