that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife.”
200 years ago on January 28, Pride & Prejudice was published in England. 200 years ago!
I just finished reading Jane Austen’s final novel, “Persuasion.” Austen doesn’t disappoint, but I”m afraid it can’t compare to “Pride & Prejudice.”
“A lady’s imagination is quite rapid; it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony in a moment.” Darcy
“I have been used to consider poetry as the food of love,” said Darcy.
“Of a fine, stout, healthy love it may. Everything nourishes what is strong already. But if it be only a slight, thin sort of inclination, I am convinced that one good sonnet will starve it entirely away.” Elizabeth Bennet
I could go on and on… I can’t wait until my next re-read.
In honor of the occasion, I started watching the BBC version of “Pride & Prejudice.” Almost 5 hours of delight with the great Colin Firth as Mr. Darcy. So proud and outwardly disagreeable. I won’t get it done in one sitting, but it will be what I’ll be watching for a few days!
So that’s what I’m watching…
In other news,
- I’m reading “Tell the Wolves I’m Home” before I read “The Great Gatsby” and “Gone with the Wind.”
- I saw “Silver Linings Playbook” for the second time and will have to refrain from seeing it again and again! It definitely will be purchased!
- Saw “The Impossible” with Marissa in the late show. Wow. Painful and heart-wrenching to watch, even knowing the outcome. Those kids were incredible! The adults were amazing, too. Good stuff.
- Had a great few nights with Deadra and family – watched “Magic Mike,” “Once,” “Young Adult” and episodes of the Take Home Chef. Good talks and good food and good wine! Good times!
What about you? What are you reading? Do you have a favorite Pride & Prejudice quote? Favorite film adaptation? “Bride & Prejudice” done Bollywood style was pretty fun, too!
Good articles: The Independent or First Post or NPR
- Women Will Buy Basically Anything Related to Jane Austen (nymag.com)
- Pride and Prejudice: Jane Austen fans celebrate novel’s 200th anniversary (sunshineofthetropics.wordpress.com)
- Pride and Prejudice turns 200, Mr Darcy stays forever young (firstpost.com)
- Jane Austen’s ‘Pride and Prejudice’ turns 200 (goerie.com)
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Thanks for reading “Gatsby Fever.” I also have a post on Jane Austen called “Pride and Prejudice: Five Reasons to Celebrate” on reflectionandchoice.org under Doni M. Wilson…I enjoyed looking at this blog! Best,