Monday, November 7, 2011

Book {Love}

This has to be my all-time favorite book!


"Pride and Prejudice" by Jane Austen.

If you haven't read it...go get it now! And if you have, you most likely love it as I do.  Even though it was written in 1813, it remains to this day in the top of the 'most loved book lists' out there and has sold over 20 million copies worldwide.


The book deals with the issues of status, manners, upbringing, education and marriage in 19th century England.  The main female character, Elizabeth Bennett, is the 2nd of 5 daughters of a country gentleman. She's a strong, intelligent, lively, quick-witted young woman, who tends to judge people upon their first impressions.  This doesn't bode well when she meets Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy, a man 8 years her senior.  He's tall, handsome, unmarried and the very wealthy owner of a famous family estate.  Although he's valued by those who know him well, his aloofness is often seen as pride and causes him to make horrible impressions upon strangers.  They are from two different worlds.

Jane Austen was an amazing writer.  Her characters are well fleshed out and the storyline is engaging and thorough.  She leaves you thinking about the book and longing to get back to find out what happens next.  It's very romantic and the writing is very visual.  You can just imagine the clothing, the landscape, the beautiful estates and parties.



For those who have read it, how much do you love it when Elizabeth finds out who the real Mr. Darcy is?
  Ahhh...loved it...I cried!
(I know...i'm a geek)


So, get the'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll dream and be taken away to 19th century England.  And if you can't wait to read the book you could always watch the latest P&P movie.  It's not as rich and good as the book, but it's fun to see the characters come to life. 

 Love that scene!

Inspiring literature...well worth the time spent.

So, I want to know, any other fans of Mr. Darcy and Miss Bennett?

By the way, most of the pics for this post came from Pinterest.  I'm new to it and got a little giddy when I saw all of the photos! 
For those of you who don't already know, Pinterest is a virtual pinboard which allows you to organize and share all the beautiful pictures you find on the web.
It's very inspiring and lots of fun!

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