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Written by Cathy Allen
(6/22/2007 11:43 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Counting chapters again, penned by Michaela
That is most interesting, Michaela. I've wondered about it, but never thought to count. It's truly amazing, and one more sign of JA's greatness as a writer, that a character who is an acting subject in less than half of the book could make such an outstanding "impression" even 2 centuries later! And, the best giggles DO seem to come when Elizabeth and Darcy are off stage. I think that Lady Catherine is my favorite laugh-inducer. (Wouldn't she be offended!)
Personally, I really enjoy the stories here at the "Bits of Ivory" board, especially the ones that expand on Mr. Darcy's side of the story. I think that many of them are as good or better than any I have bought!
Go to BoI, and search the archives. You will find your own favorites, but I recommend any of the stories by ANN2 (who clearly uses not only JA's novel, but also P&P2 as a reference -- swoon!), CAROLYN (who, I expect is the SAME Carolyn who is giving us Chapter quotes in this GR, and writes exceedingly well!), MYRETTA (one of the two Pemberley originals who still runs this place -- bravo, Myretta! -- and is a wonderful, and PUBLISHED writer herself [loved your books]!). I think that these ladies have greatly enhanced my enjoyment of Miss Austen's masterpiece with their own work. BRAVO to all of you!
Cheryl -- I hope this is OK for this board; I live in fear of your power to delete, but if you must, you must! (HA!)
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