Colin Firth’s acclaimed performance in The King’s Speech, in which he was reunited with his Pride and Prejudice co-star Jennifer Ehle, has caused another resurgence of Austen-mania. Read about it here.
And I love it.
Whenever new readers are exposed to Austen, it makes me happy. Austen had a huge impact on my imagination, but also on my thoughts about literature. I am glad that new readers will be introduced to great literature that doesn’t end in wholesale immolation and instead treads lightly through the drawing rooms of history.
Congratulations, Mr. Firth, on another great movie, but you’ll always be Mr. Darcy to me.