Jane Austen published Pride and Prejudice 200 years ago, when the concept of the pop culture fan as we know it today—particularly as depicted in the recent novel and film Austenland, about an Austen–themed resort—had yet to be dreamed up. Nonetheless, Austen’s book got some positive reviews in its first couple of months, it sold some copies (she received no royalties), and the rest is history. Countless film, television and theatrical adaptations later, Austen’s most popular novel continues to inspire the kind of devotion that the Twilight, Fifty Shades of Grey and Hunger Games series do. What’s the secret of her book’s longevity? We suspect it has something to do with Mr. Darcy.