a truth universally acknowledged

NaBloPoMo Day 11:
If you had to be trapped inside a movie for 5 days, which movie would you pick?

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a modern woman trapped within a moving picture for five days must choose Pride and Prejudice.

I daresay I am not the first to admit to this inclination, nor shall I be the last. For what woman has drawn breath in these past two centuries who has not felt a trembling and fluttering of her heart over the love match of Darcy and Elizabeth? (Very well, I do concede there may be such a one, but I can scarcely imagine what manner of conversation we should have, were I to make her acquaintance!)

But before I am run away with by my feelings on this subject, perhaps it is advisable for me to state my reasons for such a choice. First, I believe that one should, whenever possible, experience life outside of the sphere in which she has been brought up. It enlarges the mind in no small degree and greatly increases one’s powers of conversation. Secondly, I could never overlook the opportunity to reside in Regency England. I am a great reader of histories and historical fiction, and thus well aware of the joys to be found in that time and place. The manners! The fashions! The carriages! I should go distracted, were these immediately before me. Thirdly – which perhaps I ought to have mentioned earlier – I would get to meet Mr. Darcy. (I shall spare you my raptures and speak no more of him; I imagine that you have heard enough of that subject.)

In short, I am convinced that a sojourn in Pride and Prejudice, however brief, would add very greatly to my happiness.

5 thoughts on “a truth universally acknowledged

    1. My dear, please accept my thanks for your reply. I cannot but be affected by the compliment you are paying me. That an accomplished authoress such as yourself should admire my little post is wonderful indeed.

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  1. Oh, Miss Lori. Of books and writing! Then pray read aloud. It is of all subjects your delight. You must have your share in the conversation, if one is speaking of books. There are few people in the colonies, I suppose, who have more true enjoyment of reading and writing than yourself, or a better natural taste. If you had ever learnt, you should have been a great proficient. And so would Quinland, if her health had allowed her to apply.

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