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Pride and Prejudice Musical

So great. Will watch again and again. My favorite part is the little additions of side remarks and backhanded humor we all say to ourselves as a reader when we are reading the book. Well written and well done.

My Top Ten Classics Read After High School

My Top Ten Classics Read After High School and College

They can only cram so much within the age of schooling. Here are the top favorites that I missed out in schooling but enjoyed because…well, because old style writers can be intriguing to analyze and simply enjoy.

  1. Pride and Prejudice-Austen
  2. Murder on the Orient Express-Christie
  3. Persuasion-Austen
  4. North and South-Gaskell
  5. Under the Greenwood Tree-Hardy
  6. A Night To Remember-Lord
  7. Treasure Island-Stevenson
  8. The Whipping Boy-Fleischman
  9. Night-Wiesel
  10. Diary of Anne Frank-Frank

Top 10 Classic Romances that Inspire to Love a Character and Mimic Them

  1. Austen’s Pride and Prejudice-Elizabeth or “Lizzie” Bennet
  2. Hardy’s Under the Greenwood Tree- Fancy Day
  3. Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet-Romeo Montague
  4. Thackeray’s Vanity Fair- Becky Sharp 
  5. Cooper’s Last of the Mohicans-Hawkeye
  6. Christie’s Death on the Nile-Jacqueline de Bellefort 
  7. Dumas’ The Count of Monte Cristo-Edmond Dantes or “Monte Cristo”
  8. Austen’s Persuasion- Anne Elliot
  9. Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express-the group as a whole
  10. Austen’s Northanger Abbey- Isabella and James

 

(Because, who doesn’t like the master of disguise)

(Because we all want love in some form or fashion and do not want anyone to stand in our way)

(Because we all have something worth fighting for)

(Because we all have the ability to be vile and presumptuous and seemingly unaware if we want to actually admit it to ourselves)

(Because wow, there is power in numbers)

(Because sometimes the side story romance is better than the main one and well, Miss Austen, I wish now I could ask to have it written for me.)

So true, Harper Lee. Human perfectability, says Austen. We so often have blinders on to what is truly before us!!!!!

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More Austen quotatistic advice. This is to the men…when she speaks of you like this, you have her in your pocket. This book is agony in itself for you the reader. Why?…

Because from the very start you feel the pain of both lovers torn apart by listening to others (WHO WERE WRONG, by the way) getting in the way of true love. Maybe it was destiny to be apart for so long (for these two) but you as a reader will side with them till the last page.

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Yes, you are right, Jane! Austen logic at its best!

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Well, enough said. READ! And read more.

“The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.”
Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey

Ode to love advice…well, really just a reminder that love is activated in mysterious ways but it happens nonetheless.

“I cannot fix on the hour, or the spot, or the look or the words, which laid the foundation. It is too long ago. I was in the middle before I knew that I had begun.”

― Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

Great monologue, Mr. Darcy. And sound advice you send to all the men out there…be sure to be “civil” to your woman before wooing her!!!

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Good advice for the dating world of today even. Who wants to date a man with no ambition, no money to court you, and no future? Hmm, said no one.

“It is a truth universally that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife.” —Pride and Prejudice