“The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.”
Dear Miss Austen,
Every time I read Pride and Prejudice or watch the movie, I am in awe of you! You created some of the most iconic and beloved characters in all of literature. I have to admit when I first read P&P (please forgive me for abbreviating the title) in the eighth grade, I didn’t like it very much, but for some reason, the essence of the characters stuck with me. I always loved the dark, brooding hero and the sassy, outspoken heroine in stories. It wasn’t until years later when I saw the 1995 BBC version of P&P that I realized where my love of those types of characters had originated.
Your fans are thankful for the six novels you wrote and only wish you’d lived long enough to write many, many more. I suppose that’s why so many of us feel compelled to create our own stories inspired by yours!
With all my love, affection and admiration!