A (Light) Defense of Netflix’s ‘Persuasion’—Hold Your Pitchforks, Please
Watching the newest adaptation of
get roasted by Jane Austen fans online was deeply amusing.
As a lit major, I find it fascinating whenever a new Austen-inspired thing comes out because it is
was criticized for not being a good continuation of the unfinished novel,
and the 2020
was favored, but everyone had to note
that appreciating the tone “depends on your tolerance for archness, twee and lightly deployed Anderson-ish tics.
There have long been blood feuds between fans of the
Pride & Prejudice
miniseries vs. the 2005 film.
Sense and Sensibility
2008 miniseries is so deeply in
the shadows of the Ang Lee film that even a sex scene and a duel don’t make it a topic of conversation.
is among the more difficult of Austen’s novels to adapt because it is Austen’s most introspective.