Jane Austen Heroines Ranked by How Much I Want Them to Be My Next Roommate

  1. 9.
    Emma Woodhouse
    Just as manipulative as me, debatably even worse judgement. She and I would self-destruct while trying to set up our friends.
  2. 8.
    Marianne Dashwood
    Too busy pining over the newest neighborhood bad boy to empty the dishwasher. Also, reciting Shakespearian sonnets without notice is sort of already my thing.
  3. 7.
    Fanny Price
    If she wasn't down for a harmless play put on by her cousins, there's no way she's going to tolerate the kind of scandalous television I watch. Pam Beesley is so promiscuous.
  4. 6.
    Anne Elliot
    Would clean my side of the room and accidentally make me feel guilty about it. Living with Anne would be like living with a human being that treated herself like a puppy in a Sarah McLachlan commercial.
  5. 5.
    Harriet Smith
    Would definitely come to yoga class with me--and do just about anything else I asked her to do. I can't have that kind of power in my own home.
  6. 4.
    Elinor Dashwood
    The most passive roommate in existence, as long as you're not Marianne.
  7. 3.
    Elizabeth Bennet
    She's so into walking everywhere that she'd never ask to borrow my car, and she'd back me up on my feminist rants. That being said, I'd be a little too jealous of Elizabeth. And how long is she going to keep pretending she doesn't notice that hottie Darcy is clearly into her?
  8. 2.
    Catherine Moorland
    Would have great book recommendations, and would also read anything I suggested to her within like four hours. I could also be the cool older roommate with experience and advice. (Everyone is cooler and more experienced than Catherine.)
  9. 1.
    Jane Bennet
    Literally the perfect roommate. Clean, non-judgmental, and simultaneously the sweetest person alive--but can still take a joke! Bonus points for having wildly different taste in men than me.