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Poster illustration for Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility.


Poster illustration for Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility.

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Becoming Jane (2007)

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The Book : Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen

The Show : Harvey (1950, Henry Koster)


Pride and Prejudice: A Summary

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Anonymous said: I saw someone ask this on fuckyeahjaneites, so how about with you... how would you order Austen's books from favorite to least favorite? And what are your favorite adaptations?

Sorry for the delay as I threw this in my drafts and forgot about it. Anyway, this is a lot of Sophie’s choice for me, but:
1. Northanger Abbey
2. Persuasion
3. Pride and Prejudice
4. Emma
5. Mansfield Park
6. Sense and Sensibility 

With adaptations, my favorites are more clear-cut, because I’m taking careful note of the word favorite over best. ;)
The 2009 Emma, 2007 Northanger Abbey, 1995 Sense and Sensibility, 1995 Persuasion, 2007 Mansfield Park, and 2005 Pride & Prejudice. I know the last one is most contested, but it has breathtaking cinematography, a Dario Marianelli soundtrack, and Keira, so even though Firth is my first and favorite Darcy… the 2005 film wins out. I’ll also say these are all films that I rewatch on a regular basis and believe stand on their own merit, with the exception of Mansfield Park, because there’s yet to be an adaptation to really satisfy me.

Sense & Sensibility (2008)

Sense & Sensibility (2008)

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“You have qualities which I had not before supposed to exist in such a degree in any human creature. You have some touches of the angel in you…It is ’Fanny’ that I think of all day, and dream of all night”

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