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Wednesday, March 10

Claire Harmans Interview with Martin Levin

Click here to read More Sensibility Than Sense, Martin Levin's interview with Claire Harman, author of Jane's Fame: How Jane Austen Conquered the World.

Excerpts from the interview:

What's the best Jane Austen adaptation?

The BBC adaptation of Persuasion that had Amanda Root in it. It had interiors that looked like actual houses rather than National Trust homes, and small, crowded, noisy rooms; it just seemed much more naturalistic.

What would Jane have made of all this ado?

As we know, she did not overflow with the milk of human kindness, and I think she would been ferociously against all of this.

1 comment:

Boris said...

The scripts from the BBC adaptation "Persuasion" 1995 had sold for £500 at Dorset auction recently: