(We know what you’re thinking, Gentle Reader: WOW AN OPEN THREAD ON AUSTENBLOG WE HAVEN’T HAD ONE OF THOSE IN A WHILE! Well, yes, but not for lack of thinking about it very hard every Tuesday.)
Welcome to Tuesday Open Thread, which is just that–an open thread to talk about what’s going on in your patch of Janeiteland. Also, we have an actual topic to get things rolling:
When faced with bad or disappointing or infuriating film adaptations or books inspired by Jane Austen’s work, we Janeites are often given the sop, “At least it will get people to read Austen’s novels.” In your opinion, is that a good reason—or even an acceptable reason—for Janeites to countenance such productions?
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