As the Austenprose’s Pride and Prejudice Without the Zombies event winds down this week, I thought I’d share a few final thoughts.
First, if you haven’t been following the posts, I highly recommend you at least seek out the guest posts. These offer wonderful insights both to the novel and to Austen herself and the world she lived in. I must single out Vic from Jane Austen’s World for her impeccably researched and detailed articles on Austen era dress, dancing, music and food. Definite reads for any true Austen fan.
Second, if you’re at all interested in winning any of the Austen-related swag Austenprose is giving away, be sure to add your comments to any of the posts. The give-away drawings will be held next week, but you wouldn’t want to miss the chance to win. Winning is always fun, especially when the prize is Austen-ish.
Lastly, a few of my favorite quotes from Pride and Prejudice, as a testament both to the novel’s longevity and enduring charm. Many have tried to replicate her success, but in many ways, Jane Austen cannot be matched.
It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife. – Narrator
Happiness in marriage is entirely a matter of chance. – Charlotte Lucas
A lady’s imagination is very rapid; it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony, in a moment. – Mr. Darcy
Laugh as much as you choose, but you will not laugh me out of my opinion. – Lizzie
It is particularly incumbent on those who never change their opinion, to be secure of judging properly at first. – Lizzie (oh, the irony!)
For what do we live, but to make sport for our neighbors, and laugh at them in our turn? – Mr. Bennet
I cannot fix on the hour, 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. – Mr. Darcy
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