The Friday 56: Pride and Prejudice

Posted May 2, 2014 by Brin in Memes, The Friday 56 / 12 Comments

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This is a weekly meme hosted by Freda’s Voice

The Friday 56

I decided it would be fun to take part in another weekly meme! This time it’s the Friday 56, which looks like fun and a great way to be part of the bookish community!

The rules are as follows:

  • Grab a book, any book
  • Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader
  • Find any sentence (or a few, just don’t spoil it) that grabs you
  • Post it
  • Add your URL post in the link on Freda’s most recent Friday 56 post

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Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Since its immediate success in 1813, Pride and Prejudice has remained one of the most popular novels in the English language. Jane Austen called this brilliant work “her own darling child” and its vivacious heroine, Elizabeth Bennet, “as delightful a creature as ever appeared in print.” The romantic clash between the opinionated Elizabeth and her proud beau, Mr. Darcy, is a splendid performance of civilized sparring. And Jane Austen’s radiant wit sparkles as her characters dance a delicate quadrille of flirtation and intrigue, making this book the most superb comedy of manners of Regency England.

Page 56:

“No, no; stay where you are. You are charmingly grouped, and appear to uncommon advantage. The picturesque would be spoilt by admitting a fourth. Good-bye.”

She then ran gaily off, rejoicing as she rambled about, in the hope of being at home again in a day or two.”

I feel terrible for skipping this last week but I had a lot going on. This week I will be showcasing a favourite of mine (thanks to Andie @ thebookheap for reminding me just how much I love Jane Austen!)

Brin

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12 responses to “The Friday 56: Pride and Prejudice

    • P & P is a favourite of mine (I love Sense and Sensibility too).

      Oh interesting pick, think I will be adding The Red-Hot Chili Cook Off to my tbr pile! 😀

  1. Tea

    I’ve read it, but I definitely need a reread. I luv the way Jane Austen uses words. Makes me want to run and pick up Pride and Prejudice now.

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