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#21 Arie

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Posted 23 February 2011 - 02:40 AM

I have been making my way through all the various BBC adaptations of the Jane Austen books, and I have literally begun speaking like they did back then :P

I LOVED Emma and am so excited to read it now!! Also, Manisfield Park and Northanger Abbey!

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Posted 23 February 2011 - 02:47 PM

Billie Piper is awsome in Mansfield Park. I simply adore the BBC adaptation of Northanger Abbey though. <3

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Posted 23 February 2011 - 08:23 PM

i just got a copy of Mansfield Park, can you guys give ur feedback and how it is? im sure its awesome but i would love to know

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Posted 23 February 2011 - 08:27 PM

i just got a copy of Mansfield Park, can you guys give ur feedback and how it is? im sure its awesome but i would love to know

You mean a review? I could give you one. (:

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Posted 23 February 2011 - 08:29 PM

yeah i mean a review :)

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Posted 27 February 2011 - 04:10 PM

I have added to my collection Sense & Sensibility and Pride & Prejudice.... so yay that makes it three from all her books, i might soon add the other at one point :D

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Posted 27 February 2011 - 07:33 PM

I have added to my collection Sense & Sensibility and Pride & Prejudice.... so yay that makes it three from all her books, i might soon add the other at one point :D

You should read them first. :P If you don't like her style of writing you're pretty much screwed. Loosing out on money and all. :P

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Posted 27 February 2011 - 07:43 PM

oh i did read pride and Prejudice... i wouldnt buy it if i didnt know she was good :P im not that silly

Edited by Brigitte Fitzgerald, 27 February 2011 - 07:44 PM.

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Posted 01 March 2011 - 09:45 PM

I've only read Pride & Prejudice so far, but I have copies of Emma, Northangar Abbey and Sense & Sensibility, which I will hopefully get round to reading soon. I really enjoyed Pride & Prejudice (and loved the film too) so I'm hoping the others will be as good.
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Posted 01 March 2011 - 09:58 PM

^ my frd read them and she said it was good, one reason i got them... pride and prejudice is good :)

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Posted 06 March 2011 - 01:31 PM

I'm also very respectful of her work, I think she is a very talented writer. I'm always surprised to find genuine humour in her books, it is so refreshing. And there is something I love about this period (~17th century if i'm not mistaken).


I read several times Pride and Prejudice.
But I must say i mostly discovered her work with the movies.

If you've never seen the adaptations produced by the BBC I recomend them to you. I loved Northanger Abbey, Sense and Sensibility, Persuasion and of course Pride and Prejudice with Colin Firth.

I also liked very much Sense and Sensibility with Kate Winslet. And i'm a huge fan of Pride and Prejudice with Keira Knightley.

However, both versions with Gwineth Paltrow or Kate Beckingsale of Emma disapointed me. I find that Emma is not touching, the story doesn't interest me that much. I surprised that so many of you loved it ! ^^
And I didn't see Mansfield Park.

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Posted 06 March 2011 - 02:17 PM

Yeah I feel the same about Emma. ^ It's my least favourite piece of work of hers.

As for Pride and Prejudice, it is by far my favourite. I found it a few months before the Keira Knightley verson of the movie come out.

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Posted 06 March 2011 - 03:27 PM

oh thats disappointing :mellow: to know that about EMMA, i have the book which im still to read is it that bad or is it a okay read. :unsure:

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Posted 06 March 2011 - 04:28 PM

I love Emma! There is much humor in it. I find it to be such a fun story with such engaging characters. Especially the father.

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Posted 06 March 2011 - 05:00 PM

Brigitte, my opinion is that the movie of Emma (any version of it) is not as good as the others Jane Austen. But maybe the book is way better ! Make your own opinion, and if you don't like it eventually, don't finish it ^^
I should try to read it myself.

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#36 Nephilim

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Posted 06 March 2011 - 08:34 PM

I love Emma! There is much humor in it. I find it to be such a fun story with such engaging characters. Especially the father.

well im taking ur word for it hun ^_^

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