Is this woman on crack? Emma Campbell Webster hypothosizes in her new book, Being Elizabeth Bennet: Create Your Own Jane Austen Adventure that Jane Austen's works send a subliminal message to women that they are better off staying single. Though Austen herself never married, her books have long seduced women into thinking that the world is full of Mr. Darcys who are just waiting to fight with them and then sweep them off their feet. Though Austen's work definitely sets up that love is the aversion to climax (which we guess some argue is another way to say "not getting married"), we don't know how many gals walk away with the message that they're best off single after seeing Emma Woodhouse and Elizabeth Bennett and Elinor Dashwood paired off. Carrie Bradshaws these girls ain't. [Guardian]