January 29, 2013

obsessed.: "You have bewitched me, body and soul."

I'm going to let you guys in on a shameful* secret—I've never actually read Pride and Prejudice. I've had the book for years,** but I've just never gotten around to reading it. I've seen movie and film adaptations and versions "inspired by" the book. I've even read Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. But I've never even cracked open the spine. (I've long struggled with the classics.)

But in honor of the book's 200th anniversary, I felt I needed to share with you my favorite moment in my favorite adaptation:

Swooooon. Totally obsessed.

*Because I was an English major.
**Thank you, Cheyloe, and I'm sorry.



    Im not going to pretend like there isnt complications with reading the book sometimes... it can be a dry language, but very lovely.

    If you like listening to audiobooks, this a good version of it

    makes it a little easier, and come to life more.

    and as a girl thats read and watched various Pride and Prejudices' since i was 12 years old....
    Im sure that once you read it youll understand that Colin Firth is the best Mr. Darcy haha :) j/k
    Although... if we are all being honest... i think that LOST IN AUSTEN captures the book characters more perfectly than any real interpretation ive seen thus far. and im pretty sure ive seen them all....

  2. I'm sure you recall that I did not even remotely enjoy P&P, the book. I have, however, enjoyed almost every film adaptation I've seen.

    Therefore: no judgment here. ;)

  3. also, i was going to send to you this awesome tumbler photoset of all the mr. darcy's incuding wishbone.... only to realize upon finding you that i got it from YOU haha!

  4. i have tried to read it like 5 different times and never made it even half way in. so there are no judgements here. i have never tried to watch any of the movies cause of my inability to stomach the book. maybe i'll have to give the films a shot.

  5. I'm in the same boat with some other classics, made all the worse by being an English major. That's the thing though, you read only maybe a handful of things, or two thing, 15 times each, and other classics just get overlooked.

    But P&P is a favorite. If you like the adaptations, you'll like it. Jane Austen is a badass, and crazy sassy writer.

  6. Are you KIDDING me???? Pride and Prejudice is my favorite book. I have probably ten copies of it and have read it at least two dozen times. Mark knows that I would leave him for Mr. Darcy. ;-) I even have the comic book series.

    Colin Firth will always be my favorite Mr. Darcy (both in the miniseries and as Mark Darcy in Bridget Jones!). Have you seen that version? I do like the Kierra Knightley version, too (and LOVE Dame Judy Dench as Lady Catherine de Bourg!!!)... but the miniseries is my favorite.

  7. Sheesh. First, you tell me you've never read or seen Les Mis and now this?!?!? Crazy!

  8. I second nearly everything that's being said above. Except maybe those crazyy people saying they didn't like the book. Read the book, Mandy!! The English is hard, but if you read it alongside watching the BBC version (because Colin Firth), then it is made easier.
    Have you seen the Lizzie Bennett diaries (you've probably already mentioned them here, but my brain is a sieve): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KisuGP2lcPs

  9. I will try it! (Someday.) And that's a good tip about watching it alongside the BBC version.

    I actually just started watching The Lizzie Bennet Diaries yesterday! I ran across it while looking for the above video and remembered hearing good things. I am totally into it. (And I can bet you can guess what next week's obsessed. will be about ...)

  10. Perhaps I should borrow the comic version and read that first. ;)

    I've started watching the BBC one, but I've not seen it all the way through.

  11. I feel like I missed the class in which we had to read all of the "English lady classics." But I do know that Austen's got sass, and that makes me happy.

  12. The movies are SO GOOD. At least, the Keira Knightly version. (And Lost in Austen—adorable). Definitely give at least the KK one a try.

  13. I would still like to attempt it, someday ... :)

  14. Haha, I <3 you.

    And Lost in Austen is totally awesome.