"And to this purpose"

"If people like to read their books, it is all very well, but to be at so much trouble in filling great volumes, which, as I used to think, nobody would willingly ever look into, to be labouring only for the torment of little boys and girls, always struck me as a hard fate; and though I know it is all very right and necessary, I have often wondered at the person's courage that could sit down on purpose to do it." (In other words: rambling analyses, opinions, ideas, views, and comments from an English major, Essay/paper-writing enthusiastic, Austen-loving Master Librarian on, well, Jane Austen...and a whole lot of other things, too.)

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"What is it really like to be engaged?" asked Anne curiously. "Well, that all depends on who you're engaged to," answered Diana, with that maddening air of superior wisdom always assumed by those who are engaged over those who are not."— L.M. Montgomery

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Favorite of the Favorite Austen Film Adaptations

I do apologize for the silence. I have been sick and it's been a long, slow recovery. Still sick, but life goes on. As does The Austen Blog! I'll be sure to put up some new polls tonight. Hopefully we have more participation than the last.
We only had 5 votes on this one.
S&S: 1995 – Columbia Pictures (Ang Lee/Emma Thompson) 1 (20%)
P&P: 1995 – A&E/BBC (Yeah, Firth) 3 (60%)
Emma: 1996 – Miramax (Gweneth Paltrow) 1 (20%)
MP: 2007 – BBC 0 (0%)
NA: 2007 – BBC (JJ Field!) 0 (0%)
Persuasion: 2007 – PBS (Rupert Penry-Jones!) 0 (0%)

I'm still not surprised by the majority vote.

Don't forget to answer the S&S film adaptations Book Club questions! They're due by next week! Thanks for the patience with my lack of posting. And Welcome to my new follower! I hope you enjoy my little literary obsession outlet.

1 comment:

Brittany Marie said...

oh no, you've been sick? Feel better soon!