Literature to Film Club meets this Tuesday at Kresge Library and I am very excited! This month’s book is Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. Back in November, I purchased the beautiful annotated edition of the book for my collection and have thoroughly enjoyed browsing it over the past few months.
Scene: Elizabeth and Mr. Bingley on Reading/Libraries
Elizabeth: How do you like it here in Hertfordshire, Mr. Bingley?
Bingley: (smiling at Jane shyly) Very much.
Elizabeth: The library at Netherfield, I’ve heard, is one of the finest in the country.
Bingley: Yes, it fills me with guilt. (He looks at Jane – a little blush starts round his collar)
Bingley: Not a good reader, you see. I like being out of doors. I mean, I can read, of course…
Scene: Elizabeth and Darcy Dancing
Elizabeth: I do love a Sarabande.
Darcy: Indeed. Most invigorating.
(They continue for a moment in silence.)
Elizabeth: It is your turn to say something Mr. Darcy – I talked about the dance, now you ought to remark on the size of the room or the number of couples.
Darcy: I am perfectly happy to oblige, please advise me of what you would like most to hear.
Elizabeth: That reply will do for the present. Perhaps by and bye I may observe that private balls are much more pleasanter than public ones. But for now we may be silent.
Darcy: Do you talk as a rule while dancing?
Darcy: I see no striking resemblance of your own character in this, how near it is to mine I cannot say…
My two favorite scenes:
(A) Elizabeth and Darcy: Dawn
(B) Elizabeth and Darcy: Rain