Q. You’ve said previously that Reading Rainbow was the hardest, most rewarding thing you’ve done in show business. Is that still true for you?
A. I had to learn a new business. I had to learn the technology business. This is the hardest thing I’ve ever done in my life. When you think about reinventing a well-known and beloved brand, the thing that kept us up nights was the fear of failing to meet expectations. This is the hardest thing I’ve ever done…and the most rewarding. I love that I am able to focus at this point in my life on the mission, the continuing mission, of getting kids excited about literature and reading.
2013 marks the bicentennial of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. To celebrate the staying power of one of Austen’s most beloved works, consider exploring alternative formats and editions. (If you haven’t read the novel, give yourself that pleasure first—the Penguin Classics (2002) with an introduction by Tony Tanner is an excellent edition).
Pride and Prejudice: An Annotated Edition by Jane Austen. ed. by Patricia Meyer Spacks (Belknap: Harvard Univ. Pr.)
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. narrated by Flo Gibson (Recorded Bks)
Pride and Prejudice by Nancy Butler (text) & Hugo Petrus (illus.) (Marvel)
Pride and Prejudice starring Colin Firth & Jennifer Ehle (BBC)