I'm reading Jane Austen, because I love Jane Austen and because her books are all in the public domain so I can get them for free for my Palm.
And, being the slasher I am, I'm *seeing* things I'm sure dear Jane never intended.
Right now, I'm nearly at the end of Mansfield Park. This is one of my favorite of her novels, even if I do *not* like how passive Fanny Price is. I think part of it is Mrs. Norris, who is would get along just fine with Umbridge (and, for all I know, *did* in her incarnation as Filch's cat.) I mean, if she'd married Henry Crawford instead of her cousin, a lot of tsouris would have been avoided.
On the other hand, I got a slash story out of it a few years ago.
It's not very good, but it's here. No, it's not Darcy/Bingley, but that's because I couldn't do that to Elizabeth. Anything between them would have to have ended before they'd come to Netherfield. Also because Bingley is unslashable, imho.
The pairing here come from Persuasion and Mansfield Park. And I think it works. And I'm thinking of it now as I read the novels.
I'm sure dear Miss Austen is turning in her grave. Or now. :)