Book and Film Challenge Update


Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen is the twentieth book that I have read for my challenge. I first read this book when I was in high school, fifty years ago. (Yikes!) For those of you who have never read it, it is one of Austen’s best works. It is the story of the five Bennett sisters and their desire to finds husbands. The eldest sister Jane seems to have found love with Bigley, a young gentleman who moves into the neighborhood, but who suddenly moves back to London. Elizabeth is offered marriage by the heir to their family estate, the Reverend Mr. Collins, whom she refuses. She also forms an unfavorable opinion about Mr. Darcy, Mr. Bigley’s great friend. She is taken with a young soldier but he come into and out of her life rather quickly. The youngest sister Lydia goes to Bath when the soldiers are posted to Bath and runs off with this young soldier and to avoid scandal, they are prompted to marry. Elizabeth visits her friend who has married the rejected Mr. Collins and gets to know Mr. Darcy better but refuse his offer of marriage. I won’t spoil the ending for you but things are not always as they seem. We often have prejudices that cloud what we see about people and this happens to Elizabeth. Jane and Bigley are reunited and Elizabeth learns a valuable lesson. All is well in the end for the Bennett girls. Twenty down, 80 to go.

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About mairedubhtx

I am a "youngish" grandmother of 15 year old twin granddaughter who has recently (is a year "recent"?) adopted Islam as my way of life, much to the consternation of my family. I love to read. I love to write. I am writing a book about my decision to revert, about my spiritual journey. I have another blog about stories from my youth, my parents, and grandparents. It's a blog so my OCD daughter will not be able to throw it out when I die. I suffer from depression and anxiety, for which I am treated, so my posts may be a bit dark at times. C'est la vie.
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