200 years of Mr Darcy!
[This is my interpretation of a modern-day Mr Darcy I found him on Dotun’s blog awhile ago ]
Today is the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice it was first published on January 28, 1813.
If you’ve read my older posts like Random facts about Olatanwa ♥ and Moonlight Conversations . Then you’ll know how much i loveeeeeee Jane Austen, her words… sigh! the effect they have on me cannot be put into words.
I love the way she mixes simplicity and complexity. The depth of her characters sigh! obviously my favourite character is Fitzwilliam Darcy . ‘swoon’. Some of the words used to describe him are Brooding. Aloof & socially awkward. A rich, slightly finicky, older man imprisoned by good manners but inside lurks a smouldering romantic flame others just don’t notice.
The thing that attracts me most is the manner in which he & Elizabeth fall in Love from Absolute Contempt to L e a p i n g! without an Anchor.
To celebrate this anniversary I will be watching my favourite adaptations of “Pride & Prejudice.” the BBC ‘s version ( 1995) with Colin Firth as Mr. Darcy and the Movie version that was made in 2005 with Matthew Macfadyen as Mr. Darcy and Keira Knightley as his Elizabeth Bennet.
These are a few of the most memorable quotes :
‘ It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife ‘
‘She is tolerable; but not handsome enough to tempt me’ – Mr Darcy
“I might as well inquire,” , “why with so evident a desire of offending and insulting me, you chose to tell me that you liked me against your will, against your reason, and even against your character? – Ms Elizabeth
I could go on and on but I’ll stop here. What are your favourite quotes from Pride & Prejudice?
He would have made a great Mr Darcy, just my thoughts!
Have a great day guys!
The Enduring Life of Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet (theatlanticwire.com)