Joanna Trollope: Modern day Willoughby 'drives an Aston Martin'
28 January 2013 Last updated at 11:22 GMT
Jane Austen's "one darling child" Pride and Prejudice was published 200 years ago. And two centuries after her most famous work, the author still inspires writers and film makers.
The BBC's David Sillito has been finding out how the novel has endured for so long. He spoke to author Joanna Trollope about the book and why Austen's novels are ripe for modern day adaptations.