Happy Woman Writer Crush Wednesday! Today I’m honoring Jane Austen.
When I think of literary “classics”, almost every book that comes to mind was written by a man. Those are largely the books that appear on course lists, the ones that are often touted as masterpieces of literature. In reality, many women have been groundbreaking writers of their time and deserve equal recognition as their male counterparts.
Jane Austen is just one of history’s female writers that was able to have a huge impact on the literary world and pop culture, even today. (My favorite adaptation of Austen’s work is the 2005 Pride and Prejudice film–WHEN HE HELPS HER INTO THE CARRIAGE I NEVER FAIL TO SWOON.) It is one of my long-term goals to read all of her novels. I hope to make progress on that goal this summer with Sense and Sensibility!