Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Thursday, January 19, 2012
Sir Gareth Ludlow, Corinthian, decides it's time to marry. He was about to get married seven years ago to a beauty named Clarissa, but suffered a loss when she passed away in an accident. However, instead of selecting one of notable beauties, he offers for Lady Hester, a sensible spinster. However, on the way to propose to Lady Hester, Sir Gareth encounters Amanda, a young pretty girl who is running away from her grandfather, to reunite with her fiancee, a soldier. Sir Gareth sees the danger of Amanda being unattended and feels that it is his duty to make sure she is safe. However, Amanda, doesn't appreciate being controlled, and her plans upset, tries to escape by inventing stories that puts everybody around her in danger.
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Jane Hayes has a secret obsession, it's with Mr. Darcy,played by Colin Firth in the BBC adaptation of Pride and Prejudice and it is ruining her love life. So when a wealthy elderly aunt leaves her an all expenses paid trip to a resort, Pembrook Park which bring her fantasies to life, she feels that that is the chance to get rid of her obsession.
Thursday, December 29, 2011
Ok, this is a bit obvious. Almost every book reader knows this one.
The opening lines to Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice: "It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife." And that sets the tone for the book.
Set in the English countryside in a county roughly thirty miles from London, the novel opens with the Bennet family in Longbourn and their five unmarried daughters. The family itself is not nearly as rich as those they interact with and because they have no sons, the property is entailed to pass to a male heir, in this case Mr. Collins. Mrs. Bennet is intent on seeing her daughters married off to wealthy men and when Charles Bingley arrives at nearby Netherfield Park she is excited by the prospect of introducing her daughters to him. She immediately sends her husband to visit him on the first day he arrives.
When he next arrives, Bingley brings with him Mr. Darcy and his two sisters, Miss Bingley and Mrs. Hurst. Bingley is immediately attracted to Jane Bennet, the oldest of the five sisters. Darcy, unlike the social apt Bingley, is proud and rude, immediately insulting Elizabeth Bennet when someone suggests he asks her to dance, insulting her appearance. Later, at the next dance after witnessing the sharpness of her mind, Darcy displays an attraction to Elizabeth at a second ball, but she refuses him because of how the insults he heaped upon her before.