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Posted: 05 June 2013 at 4:26am | IP Logged
Well I have only read pride and prejudice and I liked it
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Posted: 06 June 2013 at 10:16am | IP Logged
Did you know this year marks the 200th anniversary of Pride and Prejudice? It was published on Jan 28th, 1813. Imagine! 2 centuries running and it is still voted as a favorite around the world! Now thats a feat unmatched!

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Originally posted by zephyr29

Did you know this year marks the 200th anniversary of Pride and Prejudice? It was published on Jan 28th, 1813. Imagine! 2 centuries running and it is still voted as a favorite around the world! Now thats a feat unmatched!
 
Wow! As they say, good books stand the test of time..and this one definitely does.

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Posted: 06 June 2013 at 12:06pm | IP Logged
Originally posted by zephyr29

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<font face="Comic Sans MS, Times, serif" size="2" color="#000066">My first Austen, like most of you was Pride and Prejudice. I have read all her books and find her witty. Her female characters are more human when compared to her male characters, who are paragons in one form or another.</font>
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<font face="Comic Sans MS, Times, serif" size="2" color="#000066">All her books are fab, Emma starts out slow but it isn't as bad. It definitely isn't PnP or SnS but is good on its own.</font>


I guess I will start with Emma then Smile
 
Thats a good idea. Emma is actually a very good book and she is widely known to be one of the most flawed characters of Austen's works. Here the main protagonist herself is actually a grey-shaded character; She is likable but at the same time you end up disapproving her in many instances. I just never got around to finishing it as I had already watched the movie versions so the novelty had worn off.

This is happening to me as well.. I am catching up on TV adaptations and I am kinda losing interest in picking those books again. It could also be coz I do not have as much time on me as I used to.. Confused

Having said that, I enjoyed the books and love watching the adaptations. Embarrassed


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Posted: 06 June 2013 at 11:47pm | IP Logged
Originally posted by zephyr29

Did you know this year marks the 200th anniversary of Pride and Prejudice? It was published on Jan 28th, 1813. Imagine! 2 centuries running and itisstill voted as a favorite around the world! Now thats a feat unmatched!


Awww.. 2 centuries is a long long long way to come. Jane Austen's talent will keep her alive
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Posted: 08 June 2013 at 3:21am | IP Logged
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I read Pride n prejudice n till today tht is my fav book..I have read this so many times n I'm getting a refreshing feeling whenever I read it  n don't get bored at all...I also read Sense n Sensibility and Mansfield Park...But some how I cudn't complete both till today..

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Posted: 08 June 2013 at 12:25pm | IP Logged
Originally posted by angelirebelli

Originally posted by zephyr29

Originally posted by mehak_kapoor

Originally posted by angelirebelli

<font face="Comic Sans MS, Times, serif" size="2" color="#000066">My first Austen, like most of you was Pride and Prejudice. I have read all her books and find her witty. Her female characters are more human when compared to her male characters, who are paragons in one form or another.</font>
<font face="Comic Sans MS, Times, serif" size="2" color="#000066">
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<font face="Comic Sans MS, Times, serif" size="2" color="#000066">All her books are fab, Emma starts out slow but it isn't as bad. It definitely isn't PnP or SnS but is good on its own.</font>


I guess I will start with Emma then Smile
 
Thats a good idea. Emma is actually a very good book and she is widely known to be one of the most flawed characters of Austen's works. Here the main protagonist herself is actually a grey-shaded character; She is likable but at the same time you end up disapproving her in many instances. I just never got around to finishing it as I had already watched the movie versions so the novelty had worn off.

This is happening to me as well.. I am catching up on TV adaptations and I am kinda losing interest in picking those books again. It could also be coz I do not have as much time on me as I used to.. Confused

Having said that, I enjoyed the books and love watching the adaptations. Embarrassed


 
Which is why I'm now steering clear of screen adaptations of books I really want to read. But I do catch up on them once I'm done reading, just to know how its turned out, which most of the times are disappointing. But somehow I have found that with Austen adaptations they come up with amazing screen versions of the books. My particular favorites are the BBC adaptation of Pride & Prejudice and also the 2005 Keira Knightley movie as well, and the 1996 movie Emma with Gwyneth Paltrow as the title character.

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Posted: 08 June 2013 at 8:18pm | IP Logged
^I agree. I also try to steer clear of the TV versions of the book I m reading or want to read in near future. I generally prefer books to TV version of it :-)

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