TELEVISION: SICK OF JANE AUSTEN YET?

WAIT--THERE'S A SIX-HOUR PRIDE AND PREJUDICE MINI-SERIES STILL TO GO, AND YOU WON'T WANT TO MISS A CRINOLINED MOMENT

WHERE WOULD LATE 20TH CENtury pop culture be without Jane Austen, literature's first great chronicler of the young, the idle and the sardonic--not to mention the romantically addled? Without Austen's fine-boned fiction we might never have had an Ethan Hawke, a Whit Stillman or an NBC Thursday-night lineup.

As you, gentle reader, are no doubt aware, we are in the midst of an Austen revival, with movie versions of Sense and Sensibility and Persuasion currently in theaters and an Emma on the way (and already in video stores in the tarty guise of Clueless). Next on the list is Pride and...

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