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Chatsworth House in Derbyshire, England. Local lore says that Jane Austen based Mr. Darcy’s home in Pride and Prejudice on Chatsworth, one of England’s most lavish stately homes. (Alina Hartounian/AP)MoreCloseclosemore
Chatsworth House in Derbyshire, England. Local lore says that Jane Austen based Mr. Darcy’s home in Pride and Prejudice on Chatsworth, one of England’s most lavish stately homes. (Alina Hartounian/AP)

"It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife." 

That first line of Jane Austen's most iconic novel, "Pride and Prejudice," still resonates today — two centuries after she died. On the anniversary of her death, we remember Austen — and her works, from "Sense and Sensibility," to "Mansfield Park," "Persuasion," "Northanger Abbey," "Lady Susan" and "Sandition" -- and ask how they still resonate today.

Guests

Whit Stillman, director of "Love and Friendship," an adaptation of the Jane Austen novel "Lady Susan." Author of "Love & Friendship: In Which Jane Austen's Lady Susan Vernon Is Entirely Vindicated." He tweets @WhitStillman.

Susan Greenfield, professor of literature at Fordham University, where she focuses on the 18th-century novel and Jane Austen.

This segment aired on July 18, 2017.

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