I’m not finished yet, but it has been fantastic. I’ve met very few people who like Austen let alone are in it for the examination of society and gender roles back then and not just the romance bits. It has been a joy listening to this podcast.
I read P&P in high school and Elizabeth blew my little teenage mind. I expected her to swoon over the hunk and be demure, but she was surprisingly independent and opinionated. Even as a modern woman with more rights, I don’t think I could ever say some of the shit she says straight to the face of a person with as much influence and wealth as Darcy. It’s also a very funny book.
I fell in love with it and refused to watch the miniseries until college. I was very much against Jennifer Ehle and Colin Firth as Elizabeth and Darcy since they didn’t fit the versions in my mind. Then I saw Bridget Jones’ Diary and all of those presumptions were thrown out. He was Darcy as fuck so I gave the 95 adaption a chance. Now I’ve seen it like ten times.