Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Teaser Tuesday[25]: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (Make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!


I have been reading mostly manga this past week, which is awesome, but I need to get to reading some novels as well. Been a pretty slow (kind of) week. School is on break until January (awesome!) and Christmas is coming up (more awesome!). It’s nice having a break for the moment.
Here’s what I’m reading right now (for the first time, I know):
Cover on my copy.
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Genre: Classic. Romance, Historical.
Publisher: Penguin (That’s my copy, at least. It’s a classic, though, so there are a ton of different editions from different companies out there.) (Also, even though that is the cover on my copy of the book, there are some much better ones out there. Including this one and this one, to link a few.)

Goodreads Synopsis:

When Elizabeth Bennet first meets eligible bachelor Fitzwilliam Darcy, she thinks him arrogant and conceited; he is indifferent to her good looks and lively mind. When she later discovers that Darcy has involved himself in the troubled relationship between his friend Bingley and her beloved sister Jane, she is determined to dislike him more than ever. In the sparkling comedy of manners that follows, Jane Austen shows the folly of judging by first impressions and superbly evokes the friendships, gossip and snobberies of provincial middle-class life


“’I may thank you, Eliza, for this piece of civility. Mr. Darcy would never have come so soon to wait upon me.’” (Paperback, pg. 166)

“’My eldest sister has been in town these three months. Have you never happened to see her there?’
She was perfectly sensible that he never had; but she wished to see whether he would betray any consciousness of what had passed between the Bingleys and Jane; and she thought he looked a little confused as he answered that he had never been so fortunate as to meet Miss Bennet.” (Paperback, pg. 167)

I’m sure some of you remember reading this, but maybe it’s caught the attention of some who haven’t? Either way, I’m almost done, and am enjoying it for the most part.
What are you reading right now, though?

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