Monday, December 10, 2007

Pride and Prejudice

They say confession is good for the soul. Okay, here it goes--this weekend, feeling exhausted by the end of the semester and somewhat blue because of the nasty gray whether, I spent most of Saturday reading (and finishing at 2:30 in the morning) Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. I had an excellent annontated version that really helped to explain what was going on (and spoil most of the ending before I got there, so that I didn't feel much agnst--which, as my wife, would say is a good thing). I must say, though, that I was just about ready to strangle Mrs. Bennett (Elizabeth's mother), who had to be the most annoying character on the face of the planet.

3 comments:

Will K said...

You mentioned being exhausted, blue, annoyed, and ready to strangle someone. Is there anything positive to say about the book or your experience reading it? I'm the most cynical and negative guy I know and I still found it pleasurable to read. Hope you did too!

Oh, and my favorite question to those who've read the book--with what character do you most readily identify yourself?

Sean Michael Lucas said...

Hi, Will: I enjoyed it alot. I read it because I felt exhausted and needed to think different thoughts; I wanted to strangle Mrs. Bennett. But I most identified with Darcy. I liked it so much that I ordered the Oxford Illustrated Jane Austen! sml

LO said...

I can't laugh too loud b/c my wife just purchased the 6 hour British video version! (Looks like my next gray day is booked...)