Jane Austen in Space

To mark the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s death (which was July 18), the current issue of the New Yorker predicts a variety of Austen adaptations that the next 200 years will bring. Writer Blythe Roberson imagines such delights as “Persuasion” with the naval officers alarmed by rising sea levels, and movies, plays, and miniseries starring Colin Firth’s hologram.

My personal favorite? “In 2158, the last remaining human who has ever heard of ‘Northanger Abbey’ will die.”

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