Pride & Prejudice: your favorite version?

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  1. skatingfan5

    skatingfan5 Well-Known Member

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    Egads! :eek: If that's what "about thirty" looks like, I'd say that Colonel Fitzwilliam must have done some pretty hard living :nopryde: in his three decades.
     
  2. jlai

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    According to Jane Austen, Mary would eventually marry a law clerk, or something like that.
     
  3. skatingfan5

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    Yes, if one can believe her nephew. From the Addendum to the last chapter of the P&P hypertext:

     
  4. Vagabond

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    Going to war will do that to you. So will a good makeup artist. :shuffle:

    Cornelius Booth graduated from the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School in 1996, so it's quite likely he was in his early thirties at the time of the filming.
     
  5. znachki

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    Originally Posted by jlai

    According to the Memoir of Jane Austen, published in 1870 by her nephew James Edward Austen-Leigh, Jane Austen told her family that Kitty (Catherine) Bennet was "satisfactorily married to a clergyman near Pemberley'', while Mary Bennet "obtained nothing higher than one of her uncle Philips' clerks'' in marriage, and "was content to be considered a star in the society of Meryton''.

    Just going by the book of course, but this is interesting. You would've thought that it would have been the other way around, but I suppose that Kitty improved once she was no longer under the influence of Lydia - as I believe Austen alluded.
     
  6. Latte

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    There will never be any other Mr Darcy for me but Colin Firth.
     
  7. danceronice

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    That does seem a little backwards! Though IIRC from the same source, Kitty spent a lot of time with Jane and Elizabeth and their new families, which would put her both more in the area of Pemberly for husband-hunting, and would probably moderate her behavior to the point a clergyman might actually want to marry her and she'd be content with that instead of some dashing young officer. While Mary, in all truth, probably wasn't really religiously-minded as much as bookish and would probably do better somewhere people would think her clever.
     
  8. jlai

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    I would have made Mary marry a clergyman but then she loves to preach just as much as her husband, so perhaps that won't work. Now, Kitty is a follower type and can turn out well if preached to properly. ;)
     
  9. Latte

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    The first movie, with Greer Garson and Lawrence Oliver ended with Mary being courted by the book shop owner, music shop owner, something like that. A nerd after her own heart.