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Pride and Prejudice

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Post by MoonPiece » Sun September 20th, 2009, 10:01 pm

[quote=""Mello""]She can convey so much in one sentence. No pages of florid descriptions here, in fact, we know hardly anything about what the characters look like, what they wore, what their houses were like etc. and yet by the end of the novel we “know” them intimately.[/quote]

I recently read Pride and Prejudice (my thoughts here) and I loved the way she packed so much into a sentence. They were long sentences! If you didn't focus, you would miss something important, such as the human observation.

I've read "Darcy & Anne" by Judith Brocklehurst (my thoughts) and enjoyed that take which focused on Anne who was the domineering Lady Catherine's daughter. The prose was not as eloquent but still was an enjoyable imagining.

I have now just completed Monica Fairview's "The Other Mr. Darcy" where my review will post with a Guest Post from the author on Oct. 6, 2009. This writing captures more of the Austen feel then the previous read, and it ws chock full of adventure. I really enjoyed this one as well and the subtle humorous themes as well.

I am looking forward to continuing my Austen reads, I will always be fond of the Regency style of read, especially the way Jane Austen puts it.

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Post by Nefret » Tue March 30th, 2010, 11:43 pm

Saw movie versions of this. :o Think I read the book for school.

Bought a new copy of it today. :)
Into battle we ride with Gods by our side
We are strong and not afraid to die
We have an urge to kill and our lust for blood has to be fulfilled
WE´LL FIGHT TILL THE END! And send our enemies straight to Hell!
- "Into Battle"
{Ensiferum}

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Post by LoveHistory » Wed March 31st, 2010, 8:13 pm

Which movie versions have you seen, Nefret?

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Post by Nefret » Wed March 31st, 2010, 8:23 pm

[quote=""LoveHistory""]Which movie versions have you seen, Nefret?[/quote]

Hmmm...

The BBC version with Colin Firth.
The 2005 version with Keira Knightley.

Think that's it, actually.
Into battle we ride with Gods by our side
We are strong and not afraid to die
We have an urge to kill and our lust for blood has to be fulfilled
WE´LL FIGHT TILL THE END! And send our enemies straight to Hell!
- "Into Battle"
{Ensiferum}

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Post by LoveHistory » Wed March 31st, 2010, 9:16 pm

The 1980 from BBC has some great things in it. Possibly the best Elizabeth Bennet of all, and their Mr. Collins and Charlotte Lucas are quite good also.

The 1940 from MGM is so bad it's funny. Charming in it's own way if you don't mind the liberties taken. But the Wizard of Oz music and Gone With the Wind costumes make it hard to take at first.

The most interesting thing I've learned in looking up the various film and TV versions is that Peter Cushing (Grand Moff Tarkin from Star Wars) played Mr. Darcy in 1967.

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Post by Anna Elliott » Thu April 1st, 2010, 11:14 pm

Agreed on the 1980 version, LH! I love David Rintoul as Darcy in that one! I actually got to go to a seminar with him when I was in college studying in London and he told a story about how they'd built up the bridge of his nose to make him look a bit more aristocratic and he kept knocking glasses and cups on it every time he tried to take a drink.

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Post by Nefret » Sat July 10th, 2010, 2:56 pm

Just watching the BBC version again. :D From the beginning.
Into battle we ride with Gods by our side
We are strong and not afraid to die
We have an urge to kill and our lust for blood has to be fulfilled
WE´LL FIGHT TILL THE END! And send our enemies straight to Hell!
- "Into Battle"
{Ensiferum}

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