16 June 2009

Notable Quotations from Pride and Prejudice

"The more I see of the world, the more am I dissatisfied with it" (Austen 104).
"I certainly have not the talent which some people possess [...] of conversing easily with those I have never seen before. I cannot catch their tone of conversation, or appear interested in their concerns, as I often see done" (Austen 135).
"A slovenly and neglected manner of Writing, is a disobliging mark of want of respect" (Blair).
Works Cited:
Austen, Jane. Pride and Prejudice. New York: Oxford University Press Inc., 2004.
Blair, Hugh. Lecture 37, Lectures on Rhetoric and Belles Lettres, ii, 298-9.

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Blogger Lindsay said...

P&P is the one with Darcy, right? Did you know that Brigitte Jones's Diary is a modern P&P? They even cast colin firth as her main man (whose character name was also Darcy) becaue he was in the 1995 bbc mini-series version playing that character.

also - my mum just finished reading the book and liked it

June 24, 2009 at 6:29 PM  
Blogger Alexander said...

Yes, Darcy is a character. I've only read half of it for my course. I like it so far, but it's nothing spectacular.

Why was your mother reading it? I can't imagine reading something like this if not for school.

June 24, 2009 at 8:16 PM  
Blogger Lindsay said...

shes into old brit lit. wuthering heights and what not

June 24, 2009 at 9:39 PM  

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