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Celebrate Jane Austen's legacy in England and in the U.S., but skip the Mr. Darcy T-shirt

Celebrate Jane Austen's legacy in England and in the U.S., but skip the Mr. Darcy T-shirt

I admit it. I’ve always been smitten with Mr. Darcy. It doesn't matter that he's 204 years old.

Darcy, the romantic lead in Jane Austen’s novel “Pride and Prejudice,” is tall, rich and handsome — a truly excellent combination.

Consequently, more than two centuries after his creation, he's still The Man for women the world over.

Perhaps that's one reason there’s been such a hue and cry this year, the 200th anniversary of Austen’s death.

The wildly popular British author, who has been called one of England's greatest novelists, created a host of characters that 21st century readers can relate to — people such as Darcy who seem contemporary despite their attendance at...

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