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what's your favourite? pride & prejudice? room with a view?
because I can see no joke..... :(
Is it tbecause Im old?
synonyms or something.
Age does probably dull the thought a bit..... I should maybe take that into account when Im being 'so certain' in more serious threads.
and to compound things I've gone and actually fallen for it proper and rabbited on below.....like is my want
I'm just slow to get it
and it was fantastic.....
It really IS romantic, for men as well as women.....their dialogue in the garden when they finally talk of their love for each other openly, is just lovely.
As a boy I was discouraged from such guff as being for girls.....If only I had realised that this was so wrong......it is so easy for anyone to put themselves in Janes shoes, men included, that it would be a really good thing for this book to be for boys to read as part of English too.
I also like Pride and Predjudice (I thought the BBCseries was excellant....I loved the scene when they were doing their flirty repartee during the formal dance (clodhopping) (the dance was done brilliantly....not all courtly and fairytale like, but clumpy and provincial and about manners and unavoidable social protocol that they had to work within.....a lovely metaphor for the ourse of their love being interupted by the social conventions/protocols of the times, but also, perhaps, a hint that the social protocols also provided a sort of life coda for their courting
Im really not so keen on robert hardy stuff.....it hardly seems romantic, it seems more cruel....anti romance.....although probably brilliantly written
and yet also not wet and soppy, its full of truth and backbone and proper what they really feel.
(well, he is a bit but he has to just to show how damn cool she is)
who wouldn't want to be her (not all her circumstances.....but her character I mean)
revelling in her lack of that, so its understandable he plays a little, just so that she reveals herself not being false for him....of course he loves seeing that, he can probably find it hard to believe that anyone can be so good to be what he wants (given past experiance) that his little playing is like him pinching himself to check he isnt just dreaming.
Or some shit
Heathcliffe. Massive twat.
but serious answer - Poldark (original)