Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Period Pieces

It's Jane Austen's birth anniversary on December 16th, & this always makes me want to settle down with a hot cup of tea & the BBC production of Pride & Prejudice to celebrate one of my favorite authors. However, not everyone has 6 hours to spare during the holiday season for TV watching, so here are a few more costume dramas that we recommend to wile away a couple of hours of a long cold afternoon!

Jane Austen
Persuasion (with Amanda Root & Ciaran Hinds)
Sense & Sensibility (Emma Thompson)

19th century
Horatio Hornblower (C. S. Forester)
Daniel Deronda (George Eliot)
Bleak House (Charles Dickens)
Cranford (Elizabeth Gaskell)
The Count of Monte Cristo (Alexandre Dumas)
The Moonstone (Wilkie Collins)
The Age of Innocence (Edith Wharton)
Lonesome Dove (Larry McMurtry)
Sherlock Holmes (Sir Arthur Conan Doyle)
Sharpe's Mission (Bernard Cornwell)

20th century
The Forsyte Saga (John Galsworthy)

Also try: The Mists of Avalon (Marion Zimmer Bradley)

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