Sparks fly when spirited Elizabeth Bennet meets single, rich, and proud Mr. Darcy. But Mr. Darcy reluctantly finds himself falling in love with a woman beneath his class. Can each overcome their own pride and prejudice?
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Jonny Lee Miller,
The year is 1795 and young Jane Austen is a feisty 20-year-old and emerging writer who already sees a world beyond class and commerce, beyond pride and prejudice, and dreams of doing what was then nearly unthinkable - marrying for love. Naturally, her parents are searching for a wealthy, well-appointed husband to assure their daughter's future social standing. They are eyeing Mr. Wisley, nephew to the very formidable, not to mention very rich, local aristocrat Lady Gresham, as a prospective match. But when Jane meets the roguish and decidedly non-aristocratic Tom Lefroy, sparks soon fly along with the sharp repartee. His intellect and arrogance raise her ire - then knock her head over heels. Now, the couple, whose flirtation flies in the face of the sense and sensibility of the age, is faced with a terrible dilemma. If they attempt to marry, they will risk everything that matters - family, friends and fortune.Written by
In the scene where Jane meets Mr. Lefroy in the woods she walking away from him on the path and you see a rather large white string at her hem. Then, she walks back up to him, says something, and walks away again and the string has disappeared. See more »
[after reading an excerpt about swifts]
Your ignorance is understandable since you lack... What shall we call it? The history?
Propriety commands me to ignorance.
Condemns you to it and your writing to the status of female accomplishment. If you wish to practice the art of fiction, to be the equal of a masculine author, experience is vital.
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Why Oh why cast Anne Hathaway as Jane Austen? The girl can't act. She has a dodgy English accent and has only two expressions, one being wide-eyed blankness and the other being wide-eyed wet blankness. I am sure she has a squinty eye as well!
Does Britain not have a talented pool of actors that could have played the part and given it something extraordinary as Kate Winslet did in Sense and Sensibility?
There is an old film industry saying that "even before a Camera turns, a film can be ruined by poor casting" and this proves the point eloquently.
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