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For example, I recently had a conversation with a co-worker about Jane Austen's novels. We agreed that most people seem to choose Pride & Prejudice as their favorite--perhaps because of the popularity of the movie version starring Colin Firth? But we both had different choices for our favorites. She said she's always loved Sense & Sensibility because the relationship between Elinor and Marianne reminds her of her relationship with her own sister.
Personally, my favorite is Emma. It's not so much the matchmaking/humor part of the story, but the way Emma's character matures over the course of the novel that I enjoy. I also love the relationship between her and Mr. Knightley. Their friendship-that-turns-into-romance reminds me of my relationship with my hubby. I also adore the recent film version by the BBC starring Romola Garai and Johnnie Lee Miller. Lines and scenes from the movie pop randomly into my head because I've seen it so many times.
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