Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Are you a romantic?

I think I must be a romantic at heart.

I love to read old stories. I fell in love with the classics several years ago.

Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice stole my heart. The love story between Elizabeth Bennett and Mr. Darcy wrapped me up in their emotional interludes. Love/hate/misunderstandings/reconciliation/happy ending. How could I ask for more?

And then there was Emma,

the spoiled country girl who tried to be the matchmaker. Only to find that it was she who would lose in love. Ah! But there is also another happy ending.

Sense and Sensibility............

Two sisters, two loves, two broken hearts, two happy endings.

Jane Austen is not the only author I favor.

I recently listened to the "Little Women" CD's. I found this to be a most enjoyable book. With so many characters and story lines. The book has so much more depth then the movies.

And speaking of movies, last year I watched "North and South", a PBS made for TV movie. I thought the production was good, and ventured to find the book. It was very elusive. But before our recent trip to Europe I came across a paperback copy to take with me.

I'm telling you, I was gripped by this book. The movie is nothing compared to the story of Margaret and Mr. Thornton. One reason I love to read these old classics, is that their emotions are written in such beautiful detail, and yet there is nothing unsavory.

Yep, I think I am a romantic at heart. Love the old classics. How about you??


~~Carol~~ said...

I'm definitely a romantic! I love all of the Jane Austen books, and the movies too. And I recently bought Little Women on DVD. I've got alot of my favorites on VHS, but want to replace them all on DVD. Seeing as we like the same types of stories, I'll take your recommendation and read North and South!

Anonymous said...

I am sure that is a shame that I have never read these books, so I just ordered them! I cant wait till they arrive!

I loved Little Women and Gone with the Wind...so what have I been waiting for??? I have no idea!

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

Yep, I love them too. I do find though that if I see a BBC production of them (I tend not to like the Hollywood versions) that I can better follow the book. And I can remember receiving and reading Little Women as a child; I just re-purchased it at a thrift store to read again.

Allie said...

I'm not a romantic at all, lol - give me a good murder mystery! No, not the gory kind, with all the bad words - just an English cozy like Agatha Christie.

Valerie@travelingthrough2 said...

I loved Pride and prejudice and I remember watching part of the mini series North and South and sure wishing I could watch it all!

Candi said...

I haven't seen North and South, but we just watched Wives and Daughters...wonderful movie! I love the Jane Austen movies too...glutton for them really :)