P&P and NA
Posted by Valerie McKnight on January 02, 1998 at 20:21:39:
In response to Hooray for NA!, written by Carolyn B on December 29, 1997 at 12:38:10
] I suspect that hard-core JA fans tend to regard NA as one of the lesser novels. Correct me if I'm wrong! When I once told a JA-fan/English major friend of mine that I liked NA better than P&P, she gave me this look that seemed to say "you poor philistine" -
That's like looking down on someone because they prefer a daisy to a rose. One is simple and lovely, the other elegant and lovely. As you go through life, reading the books again and again, you will find your tastes changing, and they will take their turns as favorites.
] Do you mean that books are better than movies in general or that Northanger Abbey the novel is better than the adaptation that was done of it? (I agree on the latter, but I still enjoyed the NA adaptation, especially Catherine's gothic fantasy scenes which are hilariously overdramatic)
That adaptation made me quite ill, but I'm a fanatical purist...
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