Hardy and Austen
Posted by Constanza on September 16, 1998 at 16:10:24:
In response to If it consoles you..., written by Caroline on September 16, 1998 at 14:04:00
] It's a strange feeling. Although part of it is caused by knowing about the ending, I don't think it's just that. When I see Austen videos, they make me want to go back to the book, to check things, to compare.
But then, Austen is an optimist and Hardy a pesimist...Could you imagine what Lizzy's fate would have been if the author had been Hardy?
She would have married Mr. Collin, he would have turned out to be a bad man, then she would have met Darcy at Rosings and they would have both fell in love and when they had decided to elope together she would have discovered she was pregnant (Mr. Collin's being the father) and so they would have decided not to run away and Mr. Darcy would have married Anne de Bourgh...As regards Jane, she would have died of a broken heart while Bingley became a gamester and a drunkard
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