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A companion piece to The Tale of Uncle Jackrabbit. She finds something she had never expected. There has been no Hunsford, and no crisis occurs while visiting the great estate, but a series of events unravels which brings about many changes in the lives of those involved. She is stubborn and judgmental. As if! Bingley wishes to distinguish himself and is tired of being always called 'amiable', as if people are just being nice and avoiding the word 'boring'.

He also begins to rue taking Darcy's advice regarding Miss Bennet. Jenkinson fusses over Anne de Bourgh and her prospects, Anne makes some wishes of her own, but it is the author who comes to the rescue. Anne de Bourgh finally makes it to the altar.

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She longs to be more like Miss Bennet. Naturally offended, he vows to himself that she is the last person on earth he would ever offer for--but one of his best friends has other ideas. He is tempted to pursue her, but a secret in his past prevents him. Bennet " ,. Jane and Charles are already married and try to set the two up thinking they may hit it off. They each have internal stuggles to overcome before they can fall in love. The death of a young man induces his Lordship to get involved in the murkier side of both the financial district and the shipping trade in order to protect his family and find the perpetrator.

But unfortunately he has not counted on the cost of this to his own marriage Follows The West Yet Glimmers ". Georgiana gets her debut into society and struggles with the feelings of her heart and her obligation to marry well. It leads to flights, curses, scarred girls, restless dreams, strangers, prophesies, chases, desperate men and a journey through France that Lord and Lady Baugham could scarcely have imagined when they set out to have their little adventure. Follows Past is Prologue ".

They each married other people. The story begins on New Year's Eve 15 years later - after they've each gone through many changes.

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Part II, Old Acquaintance, finishes the story from Elizabeth's point of view as she enters the same party. It is a story of hope, and second chances. West " ,. Grace " ,. Gardiner apparent to the reader.

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In a historical perspective, through the character of Lady Catherine, Jane Austen and the PBS series give the reader an image of the roles of women in early 19th century England. Lady Catherine's suggestions such as "young women should always be properly guarded and attended," characterize how women were regarded as objects to be won and prized However, Jane Austen subsequently suggests that this image is flawed.

Darcy and Elizabeth rebel against Lady Catherine's mores by valuing a woman's ability to be "frank As portrayed in series, Austen also uses Lady Catherine to put forth her more prominent theme, suggesting that even with limitless wealth and higher rank, one is not superior to those less fortunate. In fact, she implies that true nobility can be found among the working class, such as in the case of Mrs.


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Austen thus concludes that wealth and rank as a means of ordering society and determining one's character is overvalued and flawed. Seth, what excellent comments and observations on Lady Catherine. The scene with her and Elizabeth in, "the prettyish kind of a little wilderness", in the Longbourn garden when Lady Catherine asserts all of her position and mental strength to obtain a confirmation from Elizabeth that she will not become engaged to her nephew Mr. Darcy is one of the most powerful acerbic repartee's in literary history! When two obstinate headstrong women are challenged by each other's sharp and quick minds to lock words, the reader is quite pleased when Lizzy puts her in her place, "I do not pretend to possess equal frankness with your ladyship.

You may ask questions which I shall not choose to answer. Laurel Ann , 12 February Some of my favorite lines in Pride and Prejudice are uttered by Lady Catherine de Bourgh, who is simply so ridiculous at times that she makes me laugh out loud. Your comments about the difference in conduct between Lady Catherine and Mrs. Gardiner are spot on. Indeed, it is Mrs.

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Gardiner who exhibits true class, while Lady Catherine's conduct is crass and lacks compassion or understanding. I am willing to bet that the mature actresses who are asked to play Lady Catherine loved sinking their teeth into this rich role. I find it interesting that Jane Austin used the same plot device in Pride and Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility,that of an upper class woman objecting to the marriage of a wealthy man to a woman of lesser means.

D'arcy, when Lady Catherine insists she not marry her nephew. The characters in all of her novels point up the way in women were dependent on men to "care" for them in the early 18th century, since there was no way for a woman to earn a respectable living. It also shows that this was was probably a reflection of Jane's own situation regarding her own status as a prospective wife. Tom Lefroy seems to be in love with Jane, but realizing that she had nothing to bring to the marriage as far wealth was cincerned, and Tom having limited means himself, he must turn his attentions elsewhere.

And of course, since he has limited means he must find a woman who will help him take care of his siblings. This was also played out in Mansfield Park. Bennett may seem very crass to our sensibilities today, however, she knows she must marry her daughters off to a man of wealth, else who would care for them after she and her husband died. Knowing as we do, that she must marry her daughters off, she is somewhat of a sad character because of this burden to secure her daughters' future.

Lizzie however, is unwilling to be "attached" Mr. Collins, despite the fact of her home being entailed to him, because he is a stupid man, and she won't marry a man she doesn't respect, just to secure the family's home. Rachel Garber, 18 February I agree with the previous comment that the acting of the actress playing Mrs.

Gardiner, Elizabeth's aunt, is of crucial importance in the drama, and although I have seen "Pride and Prejudice" a number of times, in this version and several others, the importance of her contribution completely escaped me before. When Elizabeth and her uncle and aunt Mrs. Gardiner visit Darcy's "Pemberly" estate, and Darcy is so attentive to them, what I call the "fulcrum" of the telecast occurs when Darcy is so attentive to her and the Gardiners after their chance meeting with him there.

Gardiner's character says, to the effect that "I cannot see why you said he was haughty when he was so attentive to us. This means, to me, that as a mature woman, she sees exactly where this relationship between Darcy and Elizabeth is going, and that Elizabeth is trying to pretend she does not really care for Elizabeth, when Mrs. Gardiner can clearly see, from her vantage point, that he does, and that she cares for him as well. The skill of the actress playing Mrs. Gardiner is the keynote here. She must say "Oh, you do not? If it was said too strongly, it would just portray her as a know-it-all.

Had she done it with less emphasis, it would have passed without notice. The way this actress did it, however, it appeared as someone who cared for her niece, Elizabeth, but knew Elizabeth was not being completely honest with herself about the strength of her feelings for Darcy. Although the lead players, in the roles of Darcy and Elizabeth, naturally get the most press, the lady playing Mrs. Gardiner was extremely important for her "Do you not? I would like to have comments as to why no one has commented yet on the line Elizabeth delivered upon taking in all the magnificance of Mr.

Darcy's estate, "I'll should love to live here" or something to that effect. I don't like that line because it makes it seem as though she decided she liked Mr. The story continues with an interweaving of plot and subplots. During her travels with the Gardiners, Elizabeth receives bad news from Longbourn: The youngest Bennet girl, giddy sixteen-year-old Lydia, has run away with Wickham. Such a scandal must disgrace the whole family, and Elizabeth decides that now, just as her feelings toward Darcy have begun to change, any hope of his renewing his proposal is lost forever.

But not so. Besides, he is very much in love with Elizabeth. All this he does secretly.