It’s not news to any of us that Jane Austen is one of the most amazing goddess/writers of human history, which is why, whenever I hear about anything remotely Austen-esque, I get ridiculously excited. Then, when I learn that this Austen-spired thing is also super feminist and fabulous, I need to take a second to avoid hyperventilation.
You can only imagine what my morning looked like when I clicked the link to Manfeels Park, a comic with dialogue composed entirely of sexist web commentary and witty rejoinders—all set to scenes traced from the Colin Firth/Jennifer Ehle version of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. (I’m sorry Keira Knightley fans, but the BBC version is—once again—just so much better!!!)
I can’t even describe the Austen-gasm I’m having right now. I’m just so happy. This webcomic is hilarious!
There’s nothing like a little literary inspiration to help fight the patriarchy, one webcomic at a time! Check out Manfeels Park and rejoice in the lasting wit of the incomparable Jane Austen.
Webcomic courtesy of Manfeels Park.