Thursday, July 02, 2009

A Helpless Romantic


W
hat girl is not a helpless romantic? I totally fall into that category. And what best than Miss Jane Austen to inspire us through her novels that there is hope in love. Jane Austen novels are my favorite! Her stories are sweet, funny, proper and of course romantic.
Jane Austen stories has gone from the pages of a book to the big screen. When you see one of Austen's novels you will be swept off your feet to cloud nine while a wave of emotions overpower your senses. And that my dear, is what a good story does.


Introductions of My favorite Austen's Novels

Sense and Sensibility:

Elinor and Marianne are two daughters of Mr. Dashwood by his second wife. They have a younger sister, Margaret, and an older half-brother named John. When their father dies, the family estate passes to John and the Dashwood women are left in reduced circumstances. Fortunately, a distant relative offers to rent the women a cottage on his property.

The novel follows the Dashwood sisters to their new home, where they experience both romance and heartbreak. The contrast between the sisters' characters is eventually resolved as they each find love and lasting happiness. This leads some to believe that the book's title describes how Elinor and Marianne find a balance between sense and sensibility in life and love.

Pride and Prejudice:

Mr. and Mrs. Bennet's five daughters are all unmarried, and when a rich, amiable young man moves into the neighbourhood, Mrs. Bennet hopes to secure him as a husband for her beautiful, eldest daughter, Miss Jane Bennet. The growing relationship, however, is sabotaged by the young man's haughty friend, Mr Darcy, who regards the match as unsuitable.

When Mr Darcy in turn falls in love with the second Bennet daughter, Miss Elizabeth Bennet, his condescending offer of marriage is rejected by Elizabeth with scorn and the connection seems over. However, events conspire to bring the various parties together despite the obstacles and misunderstandings that separate them. Pride on one side and prejudice on the other are slowly overcome and the characters come to a better knowledge of themselves and each other.

Emma:

Was used as a loose adaptation for the movie "Clueless" with Alicia Silverstone.

Emma Woodhouse is a young woman in Regency England. She lives in Surrey in the village of Highbury with her father, a valetudinarian (one who is afraid they will become ill) who is principally characterized by excessive concern for the health and safety of his loved ones. Emma's friend and only critic is the gentlemanly Mr. Knightley, her neighbour from the adjacent estate of Donwell, and brother of her elder sister Isabella's husband. As the novel opens, Emma has just attended the wedding of Miss Taylor, her old governess and best friend. Having introduced Miss Taylor to her future husband, Mr Weston, Emma takes credit for their marriage, and decides that she rather likes matchmaking.


Jane Austen World:

Are you a Austen's Fan? Jane Austen's World is a lovely blog that talks about everything of Jane Austen. In this blog you will find excerpts and reviews about Jane Austen novels, historical details of the 19th century, social customs, dress, food and extra things about the Regency Era. I am sure that you will enjoy this open invitation into Jane Austen World.

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2 comments:

Vic said...

Thank you for mentioning Jane Austen's World. I am flattered. What a wonderful post and beautiful blog. I'm glad I found you. (And vice versa!)

Carmen Johnson said...

Vic,

The pleasure is mine. Your blog is sweet and beautiful, just like reading a Jane Austen novel.

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