Both Sue Parrill's Jane Austen on Film and Television and Linda Troost and Sayre Greenfield's Jane Austen and Hollywood identify the 1940 Pride and Prejudice adaptation as an example of the popular screwball comedy genre and as propaganda "to get the United States into the war as England's ally." (7) Calder believes the British knew the social charges against them: "complacency, superciliousness, stinginess, bad manners, inhospitableness
, snobbery, and lack of a sense of humour." (8) In order for a piece of propaganda to be successful, they would have to distance themselves from this perception.
What strikes you as you fly into Afghanistan is the sheer vastness and inhospitableness
of this mountainous country.
Catastrophes aside, the economic and political inhospitableness
of these countries creates a welfare burden on the industrialized democracies through large wealth transfers in the form of aid and concessionary loans granted directly by developed countries and indirectly through international agencies, as well as through migration of persons fleeing destitution and oppression at home.
The cosmopolitan aspect of the city that we so much celebrate, can, it seems, create an inhospitableness
, or perhaps just a disinterest in others.
These environmentalists don't believe that the grand schemes for northern agriculture will ever succeed because of the capricious climate, the rotten soils, and the sheer environmental inhospitableness
of the place.