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A new movie version of “Pride and Prejudice” is coming soon to theaters. But first, Diane invites listeners to take another look at Jane Austen’s classic novel of love and misunderstanding.
- Carol Pippen teaches at Goucher and Towson Colleges and editor of the JASNA newsletter.
- Kate Lehrer author, most recently of "Confessions of a Bigamist."
- Thomas Mallon author of seven novels, including "Bandbox," "Henry and Clara," and "Dewey Defeats Truman." Among his nonfiction books are "A Book of One's Own," "Stolen Words," and "Mrs. Paine's Garage." He's a frequent contributor to "The New Yorker," "The Atlantic Monthly," and other magazines.
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