Modern Gentlemen …

… — of Jane Austen’s characters — most identify with Colonel Christopher Brandon of Sense and Sensibility.

Brandon (played by Alan Rickman in the 1995 film version) ends up with Marianne Dashwood (Kate Winslet) but is considered by most, according to the charming John Willoughby, to be “the sort of man everyone speaks well of, but no one remembers to talk to.”

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