Monday, January 28, 2013

Thank you, Jane!

It's Pride and Prejudice's 200th anniversary! How are you going to celebrate? I'm debating between reading the novel again or watching the Colin Firth BBC production while sipping tea and eating ginger biscuits. Maybe I'll do both!

I also want to give a shout-out to one of the unsung heroines of P&P, Mrs. Bennet. Sure, she's silly and narrow-minded, but she realized her husband had not made adequate provision for their future and it was up to her to ensure that they survived after his death. The best way--perhaps the only way--would be for her five girls to marry well. She knew they'd be homeless because of the entailed property, and had to take care of them and herself in advance. So, kudos to you, Mrs. Bennet!

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