Posted by Claire on July 17, 1997 at 20:57:27:
In reply to Re: Longing for, and an almost irrational preference for the period posted by kathleen (elder) on July 14, 1997 at 20:57:00
] ] . . . I have a literary work in progress that deals with the issues of a 20th century woman being catapulted back to Regency times, her feminist values and all--of course there is conflict and frustration, especially in dealing with a very Darcy/Rochester/Heathcliff type hero. *grin*
] That sounds fascinating, Jenna. Do keep us informed. (I especially want to know who you have in mind to play the film version of the hero!)
I love the gentility of those times, the lovely manners and marvelous skill in the use of language -- the enjoyment that seems to permeate the balls -- the lovely dancing, all those social graces. But. I have low toleration for obsequiousness, any type of servility, and as some one has stated: We might well be one of the servants if we were back in those times. Societal stratification is not the best deald that humans have structured.
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