Vanity and pride are different things, though the words are often used synonymously. A person may be proud without being vain. Pride relates more to our opinion of ourselves; vanity, to what we would have others think of us.
I recently read this interesting web article about Jane Austen. According to the press, Jane Austen’s famous book, Pride and Prejudice turns bicentennial. (Happy 200 years!) What a classic romance! And in all honesty, I have not read the book since high school! Of course, I opt for the movie versions or listen to the soundtrack any chance I can get–especially when I paint. However, I feel that I have done that for long enough! Seeing as February just started, it is my (attempted) goal to read through the novel this month. I just started two days ago. 😀
I have not read any other of Austen’s works, though I have seen movie versions of both Sense and Sensibility and Emma. Lame to watch the movie before reading the book, I know. So I wanted to ask you if you have read them? Is anyone a Jane Austen fan? I would not be ashamed to say so…I just find my readings so sporadic that I enjoy so many authors and subjects that I could never settle for just one author.
If you have read any of Austen’s other novels, I would love to know! I set up this poll in order to see some of your favorite books…as there are seven novels completed (including Pride and Prejudice). I feel at some point I want to read through them all; It is like reading all of C.S. Lewis’ Chronicles of Narnia series (which are astounding and have my full recommendation!) 🙂
Jones, Bryony. CNN. http://www.cnn.com/2013/01/28/world/europe/pride-and-prejudice-200th-anniversary/index.html?iid=article_sidebar. retrieved January 29, 2013.
7 responses to “Discussing Jane Austen.”
I’ve read most of them, and I’m a huge Jane Austen fan! They’re all wonderful. Read whatever you can 🙂
That is excellent to know! I found Mansfield Park for 50 cents at the library sale here in town. But I am using the pages for when I add media to my paintings. 🙂 The pages are so old and add a nice touch. It is an old Penguin classics work. I found myself sort of skimming the book when I was getting pages to use. LOL. I think that would be my next to read. Thanks for the tip. Glad you are a fan of her novels. 😀
I think Pride and Prejudice is the only one I’ve read and it was during English class in High School – lol – that would be fun to read through all of them though!! I’ve also seen the movies for Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, and Emma. I hadn’t even heard of the others!!
I have seen the movies of Emma & Sense and sensibility, but even in the realm of movies, there are different versions!!! I figure I should just stick with the book pages. LOL. Though Marcia did watch a version of Mansfield Park on Netflix not too long ago and really liked it.
Hmm, yes that does sound interesting… there’s so much that can be watched on Netflix that is of good quality – this is totally random but I’m still working through all the Shaun Sheep episodes:) LOL!! It’s too funny!
I go back and rewatch Shaun the Sheep. Just for laughs. 🙂
Yeah, it’s hilarious no matter how many times ya watch it! LOL:) XO, Megs