Today marks the 200th anniversary of the death of Jane Austen. Two centuries after her death, her six (and a half…depending on how you feel about “Lady Susan”) novels still capture the public imagination and have a large following that has only grown with each year. They’ve been turned into plays, movies, even musicals. They’ve…

…have some common sense

The world of literary legends took quite a blow last week. A fixture in the world of required reading and classic literature was discovered to be…gasp…human. English professor Kathryn Sutherland of Oxford University revealed that Jane Austen’s unpublished manuscripts of such classics as Pride and Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility contained spelling and grammatical errors….