Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Intro Tuesdays and Teaser Tuesdays - 'Pride & Prejudice' by Jane Austen

This week I'm blessed enough to be reading one of my favourite books for university. I love it when these two major parts of my life come together in this way. This week I am teasing you with Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen.
Pride and Prejudice, which opens with one of the most famous sentences in English Literature, is an ironic novel of manners. In it the garrulous and empty-headed Mrs Bennet has only one aim - that of finding a good match for each of her five daughters. In this she is mocked by her cynical and indolent husband.With its wit, its social precision and, above all, its irresistible heroine, Pride and Prejudice has proved one of the most enduringly popular novels in the English language.
As the synopsis above already says, this book has one of the most famous opening lines ever so I figured it would be perfect for today's memes! Tuesday Intros is hosted by Diane over at Bibliophile by the Sea and Teaser Tuesdays is hosted over at A Daily Rhythm.

Intro:
'It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife. However little known the feelings or views of such a man may be on his first entering a neighbourhood, this truth is so well fixed in the minds of the surrounding families, that he is considered the rightful property of some one or other of their daughters.' p.1
I thought I'd share a bit more than the opening line and provide a little bit more context because it is especially the context that is what makes line so perfectly ironic! A truth doesn't have to be acknowledged and nothing is agreed upon universally, and by adding the second sentence it becomes clear exactly what Jane Austen thinks!


TeaserTuesdays2014eTeaser:
'Elizabeth awoke the next morning to the same thoughts and meditations which had at length closed her eyes. She could not yet recover from the surprise of what had happened; it was impossible to think of anything else; and, totally indisposed for employment, she resolved, soon after breakfast, to indulge herself in air and exercise.' p.115 
This is why Elizabeth will always be my favourite because this is exactly what I do when I am stuck on something! Go outside, get some fresh air and take my mind off of things!


So, that is my read for this week! What are you guys teasing at the moment?

22 comments:

  1. One of my all-time favorite books.

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  2. Interesting teaser. Here is mine
    http://totallyaddictedtoreading.blogspot.com/2015/03/teaser-tuesday-9.html?zx=ae1cfc19cfdbb760

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  3. I really need to try and read this again. I've had the book for 10 years but I've never been able to finish it yet!

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  4. Believe it or not, I've never read this one. Enjoy! I like her solution to clearing her mind too. Thanks for coming by My teaser

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  5. This novel is perfection. Enjoy the re-read and thanks for visiting my blog.

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  6. Love it! Going to indulge myself with air and exercise.

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  7. Never been a big fan of Jane Austin and I think I'm one of the only people alive who is willing to say that. I do appreciate a good quote though...thanks for sharing. Here is my TT http://www.readinggrrl.com/2015/03/teaser-tuesday_24.html

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  8. Fabulous! And I have been wanting to reread this one for a very long time....why have I not found the time? Thanks for inspiring me to do so....soon, hopefully.

    Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

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  9. An all-time favorite... enjoy!

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  10. Would you believe I didn't like this one when I first read it? When I reread it years later, I absolutely loved it and it's now one of my all-time favorites. :-)

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  11. I'm embarrassed to say I've never read this book (my mom is horrified)...but, I loved both the teaser and intro. I'd obviously seen that first sentence before, but it's such a good one!

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  12. I've read this book so many times and still I read that first paragraph and want to dive in all over again. You have many hours of happy reading ahead. Enjoy each one.

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  13. I haven't read this book in years! Since I often assign actors to play the roles of characters in books, I'm sure Colin Firth will pop into my head as Mr. Darcy the next time I read this story. Thanks for the reminder to revisit this classic.
    My Tuesday post features DEVIOUS.

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  14. You can't go wrong with Jane Austen, and how wonderful that you get to study Pride and Prejudice for your class. I love this book, and I love the intro!

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  15. Love this post! I just saw the movie over the weekend too! Hope you're having a lovely weekend :)

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  16. Ahh, Mr. Darcy! Love this book! However, Emma is my personal favorite. You've made me want to revisit the book! Thanks for sharing!

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  17. A great opening from such a fantastic book! I like the teaser you chose too. thanks for visiting my Tuesday post https://cleopatralovesbooks.wordpress.com/2015/03/24/tuesday-first-chapter-first-paragraph-march-24/

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  18. Thanks for visiting my site ... and thanks for posting a legitimate classic for your TT book. Here is mine:

    http://eyesandearsblog.blogspot.com/2015/03/teaser-tuesday_24.html

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  19. I love P&P! I recently have been entering a giveaway for a graphic version.

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  20. Great choice and a great book!

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  21. It's been so long since I've read P&P! Now I want to add it onto my neverending TBR (again!)!

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