I am not a Jane Austen purist. Not by a long shot.
Adapt her. Rewrite her. Reimagine her. Vlog her. Mash her up with a Bollywood number. I don't think you need to read Jane Austen's original works to love her. You can love her by her movies or her many and varied inspirational spin-offs.
However, I don't want anyone who reads a mash-up or watches a movie to get the idea that they're quoting the real thing, so lo and behold - my breakdown of the 2005 Pride and Prejudice movie - By the Book - for Austen fans who haven't quite made the leap to her purely written word.
Cecilia Gray lives in the San Francisco Bay Area where she reads, writes and breaks for food. She also pens her biographies in the third person. Like this. As if to trick you into thinking someone else wrote them because she is important. Alas, that is not the case. She is rather enamored of being contacted by readers and hopes you'll oblige at email@example.com and http://ceciliagray.com
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