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Essentially, though, tell anyone you're meeting Colin Firth and the response is the The global love affair with Pride And Prejudice (it was huge in the US) Livy and I had started up a serious relationship for quite some time. .. of a showcase for Grant, who for once has been cast in a role with some bite. In the late eighteenth century England of 'Pride and Prejudice', life was defined in seem preoccupied with money in connection with their daily lives, marriage. 20 years after Pride And Prejudice, cast and crew reveal secrets .. think this is the accurate representation of Lizzie & Darcy's relationship.
It was a wholly encompassing story in that Darcy and Lizzy's story isn't told in isolation, but is nested amongst the story of several connected members of their extended friends and family group. There are multiple points of view and multiple story threads that weren't tough to follow, but I confess that some were more of interest than others.
Let's just say that everyone gets more of a story and I mean everyone. It was like getting a set of stories all smooshed up into one that may be great or not so great depending on how you feel about the particular characters in question or how much extra detail away from the main plot interests you. I was fine with it being a nosy, curious sort, but I did feel the bulky quality of this story while in the middle. It was full of so many things since it went off in several directions.
I wasn't expecting all that, but I was heartily happy for it nonetheless. The big impression for me is that there is just more all around of all the things I enjoy- story, characters, background. There was one feature in the storytelling style that while it gave great insight, it was also distracting.
There are bits of character monologue from whichever character is telling the story. It's in italic font so its obvious what it is, but its just the nature of it being there with the dialogue and actions that make it too much for me to concentrate on the story. It was particularly hard when in the beginning Elizabeth was having a whole conversation in her head each time she heard or did something.
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Darcy says something so off she goes into a long think, but oh yes, where were we? I'll take responsibility that maybe this little niggle is just me being distractable, but with all else going on other storylines and POVs it was a bit much for me. It added to my understanding of what all went into their thinking behind the words and actions, but didn't really forward the story.
The historical background is definitely well researched from the details of Regency daily life to the climate of society to the time period of a country at war. I love all that.
It was there, but it didn't dominate over the plot. The war scenes were a good balance to show the reality, but softened since it is part of a romance story. The usual settings were well represented too in balls, family parties, London and country activities, but they were all driven by the characters and not just boring descriptive actions to fill things in.
It delved into motive more and allowed the reader to get to know so many more characters better through the additional plot threads and POVs. Perhaps it is that I find it difficult to forgive others, or their follies and vices against me.
Oh dear I cannot tease you about that. What a shame for I dearly love to laugh. A family trait, I should think. And what excellent boiled potatoes. It's been many years since I had such an exemplary vegetable. To which of my fair cousins should I compliment the cooking?
We are perfectly able to keep a cook. May I have the next dance, Miss Elizabeth? Did I just agree to dance with Mr. I daresay you will find him to be very amiable.
That would be most inconvenient since I have sworn to loathe him for all eternity. I love this dance. It is your turn to say something, Mr Darcy. I talked about the dance. Now you ought to remark on the size of the room or the number of couples.
I'm perfectly happy to oblige. Please advise me on what would you like most to hear? That reply will do for present. Perhaps by and by I may observe that private balls are much pleasanter than public ones. For now, we may remain silent.
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Do you talk as a rule while dancing? No, I prefer to be unsociable and taciturn. Makes it all so much more enjoyable, don't you think? Tell me, do you and your sisters very often walk to Meryton? Yes, we often walk to Meryton. It's a great opportunity to meet new people. When you met us, we'd just had the pleasure of forming a new acquaintance. Mr Wickham's blessed with such happy manners, he's sure of making friends. Whether he's capable of retaining them is less so.
He's been so unfortunate as to lose your friendship. And I daresay that's an irreversible event? Why do you ask such a question? To make out your character, Mr Darcy. And what have you discovered? I hear such different accounts of you as puzzle me exceedingly. I hope to afford you more clarity in the future. Bennet I was hoping, if it would not trouble you, that I might solicit a private audience with Miss Elizabeth in the course of the morning.
Lizzy will be very happy indeed. Collins would like a private audience with your sister. No, no, wait, please. Collins can have nothing to say to me that anybody need not hear. I desire you will stay where you are. Everyone else to the drawing room. I, do not have the talent of conversing easily with people I have never met before. Perhaps you should take your aunt's advice and practice?
I have struggled in vain and I can bear it no longer. I have fought against my better judgment, my family's expectations, the inferiority of your birth, my rank and circumstance. All these things I am willing to put aside and ask you to end my agony.Matthew is irresistible.
Please do me the honour of accepting my hand. Sir, I appreciate the struggle you have been through, and I am very sorry to have caused you pain. Believe me, it was unconsciously done. Is this your reply? Are you rejecting me?
I'm sure that the feelings which, as you've told me have hindered your regard, will help you in overcoming it. Might I ask why, with so little endeavour at civility, I am thus repulsed? And I might as well enquire why, with so evident a design of insulting me, you chose to tell me that you liked me against your better judgment. No, believe me, I didn't mean-- Elizabeth Bennet: If I was uncivil, then that is some excuse. But I have other reasons, you know I have.
Do you think anything might tempt me to accept the man who has ruined, perhaps forever, the happiness of a most beloved sister? Do you deny that you separated a young couple who loved each other, exposing your friend to the world for caprice and my sister to derision for disappointed hopes, involving them both in misery of the acutest kind?
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I do not deny it. How could you do it? Because I believed your sister to be indifferent to him. I watched them most carefully and realized his attachment was deeper than hers. That's because she's shy! Bingley, too, is modest and was persuaded she didn't feel strongly for him-- Elizabeth Bennet: Because you suggested it!
I did it for his own good! My sister hardly shows her true feelings to me. I wouldn't do your sister the dishonor, though it was suggested It was made perfectly clear that an advantageous marriage Did my sister give that impression? No, there was, however, I have to admit, the matter of your family Our want of connection?
Bingley didn't seem to vex himself about that-- Mr. No, it was more than that. It was the lack of propriety shown by your mother, your three younger sisters, even on occasion your father.
You and your sister I must exclude from this. And what about Mr. What excuse can you give for your behavior towards him? You take an eager interest in that gentleman's concerns.
He told me of his misfortunes. Oh, yes, his misfortunes have been very great indeed. You ruin his chances and yet you treat him with sarcasm. So this is your opinion of me. Thank you for explaining so fully. Perhaps these offences might have been overlooked had not your pride been hurt by my honesty Could you expect me to rejoice in the inferiority of your circumstances?
And those are the words of a gentleman. From the first moment I met you, your arrogance and conceit, your selfish disdain for the feelings of others made me realize that you were the last man in the world I could ever be prevailed upon to marry.
Forgive me, madam, for taking up so much of your time. What a snob you are! Objecting to poor Mr. Darcy because of his wealth!
The poor man can't help it. I thought you were in London. We would not have come if we'd known you were here. I came back a day early. I'm in Derbyshire with my aunt and uncle.
And are you having a Tomorrow we go to Matlock. Are you staying at Lambton? Yes, at the Rose and Crown. I'm so sorry to intrude. They said that the house was open for visitors, I had no idea May I see you back to the village? I'm very fond of walking. And what a beautiful pianoforte! My brother gave it to me.
He shouldn't have-- Mr. Oh, very well, then. Easily persuaded, is she not? Your unfortunate brother once had to put up with my playing for a whole evening. Then he has perjured himself most profoundly. No, I said "played quite well. Oh, "quite well" is not "very well. Do you play duets, Miss Elizabeth? Darcy and I don't really like him-- Elizabeth Bennet: But I shouldn't say Darcy was at your wedding?
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He was the one who discovered us. He paid for the wedding, Wickham's commission, everything. But I shouldn't have said anything, he told me not to tell. Darcy isn't half so high and mighty as you sometimes. You can be at no loss, Miss Bennet to understand why I am here.
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Indeed you are mistaken. I cannot account for this honour at all. I warn you, I am not to be trifled with. A report of most alarming nature has reached me. That you intend to be united with my nephew, Mr Darcy. I know this to be a scandalous falsehood. Though not wishing to injure him by supposing it possible, I instantly set off to make my sentiments known. If you believed it impossible, I wonder you took the trouble of coming so far.
To hear it contradicted, Miss Bennet. Your coming will be rather a confirmation surely if indeed such a report exists. You then pretend to be ignorant of it? Has it not been industriously circulated by yourself? I have never heard of it. And can you declare there is no foundation for it? I do not pretend to possess equal frankness with your Ladyship. You may ask a question which I may choose not to answer.