Even though Jane Austen died in 1817, the English author’s works – like “Sense and Sensibility” and “Pride and Prejudice” – have lived on for more than two hundred years.
Laura Runge, the chair of the University of South Florida Department of English, thinks she knows why.
“People comment on the realism or the realistic characters. People relate to these characters, and they still do," she said.
Now, Runge’s students are doing their part to help Austen’s legacy live on, through the internet.