I remember when my book club picked "Pride and Prejudice". Oh god, I thought, I watched that stupid "Bride and Prejudice" (yep, a Bollywood movie) ... why would I ever want to read ye-olde-english version of that?
I started reading. It was a little hard to adjust to the language but I got used to it quickly (and stopped picturing the characters as Indian). And then I discovered that it was funny...free from tedious physical descriptions of people and places...full of good characters and dialog. Within a few days I was up in the middle of the night finishing the book. To my complete surprise, it was the best book I had ever read. I love it when I'm wrong about something (sometimes).
My "jane" apron is a new one. A panel print of an very Austenian scene...in the coolest colors.