"Rachel M. Brownstein has written a delectable hybrid of biographical and cultural criticism, combined with brilliant splashes of memoir.... Why Jane Austen? Why the movies, miniseries, museums, sequels, novelizations, prequels, criticisms, and zombies? Read this book and you'll know. Then put it on the shelf next to those six novels, even richer now for this lady's attentions."
—Honor Moore, author of The Bishop's Daughter