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Written by Mandy N
(2/25/2004 12:27 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Thanks yous/What did you notice this time?, penned by Kathi
Well, my perception of Mr Bingley has changed. Before the G.R my attitude was 'Bingley, such a nice chap! Nice to visit but wouldn't want to live there unless name was Wickham!' I think Bingley is a stronger charecter than represented in P&P2. So that's another thing, as wonderful as P&P2 is, perhaps my fave T.V series it's not gospel. Andrew Davies didn't always get it right, not quite. And of course, the idea of a Special Licence from the Archbishop of Canturbury for marriages of aristocratic families. Oh, and dangerous liasons! Aristocratic ladies formulating marriages for their children either kept all options open or tried to commit the other party. Whatever achieved the best marriage alliance. And while we may have been only speculating, it was still relevent in relation to the main themes of the book. Marriage and money. That means the nature of entailment as well. Oh, and of course many minor but relevent aspects of life in Regency England- the presence of militias, the express post, fashionable sea bathing at Scarborough, post horses. No doubt other things I've overlooked but if they jump out at me when I next read Pride and Prejudice, I shall be more than satisfied. ;)
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