Tuesday, September 2, 2008
Pride & Prejudice
5 Minutes For Books is hosting a Classics Bookclub, and this months selection is Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen.
I absolutely love Pride & Prejudice. I first fell in love with it in high school, I admit I was forced to read it, but I was won over right on the first chapter. Since then I've re-read it several times (maybe more - but who's counting), and with each read I get something else out of it. Yes, we have the Darcy's and Lizzie's love story, but there's so much more...The characters are so rich, Mr. Bennet's sarcasm, Mrs. Bennet' nerves, Jane' sweetness, Mr. Collins' absurdity, Wickham's easy manner and wickedness, and Lady Catherine's rants on proper society...and much more! How can I resist it?!
Just last Friday, this happened:
Hubby: "You're reading it again?"
Hubby: "What's the big deal with this book?"
Me: "It's a great story. The characters are amazing."
Hubby: "And Mr. Darcy."
Me: "Yes, him too."
Hubby: "I still don't get it."
Me: "It's a story about first impressions. Both Darcy and Lizzie think they know each other, and they are wrong. While he falls in love with her sooner, she slowly gets to know him and understand his manner, falls in love with him. Then Wickham and Lydia elope, and Lizzie feels like nothing can be done to save their reputations. And he does everything in his power to make her happy."
Hubby: "Yep, typical romance. I guess you'll be watching the movies, again. It's an obsession."
He does have a point there, I'll be watching the movies again. The mini-series with Colin Firth, and the movie with Keira Knightley. It sure does sound like an obsession, doesn't it?
Pride And Prejudice by Jane Austen (Re-read) Classic Literature; First published in 1813; 100 + Reading Challenge(54);(Classics Bookclub (1); Keeper shelf;