I know this will be kind of a shocker for some of you… but I’m a big Jane Austen fan. And one of my favorite moments from her most popular book, Pride and Prejudice, is when Lady Catherine calls Elizabeth an “Obstinate headstrong girl.”
I suspect Jane was bit on the OHG side herself. (She’d have to be to remain single for her art until she well past her prime. Oh, she had offers, thank you very much. But in the end it was the romance of word on paper that won her heart.)
So today I’m dedicating ritaLOVEStoWRITE to the phrase and to the women, like Jane, who live(d) by it.
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Cover of Pride and Prejudice (Graphic Novel)
Lady Catherine confronts Elizabeth about Darcy, on the title page of the first illustrated edition. This is the other of the first two illustrations of the novel. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
I hope you’ve been enjoying this week’s look Pride and Prejudice characters.
Coming up we’ve got:
- Mr. and Mrs. Bennett
- Charlotte and Mr. Collins
- Jane and Bingley
- And, of course Darcy and Elizabeth
I’d love to hear from you about your favorite characters (or least favorites) and why? When did you discover Austen? What is your favorite adaptation? And how do the characters speak to you in your modern life?