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.
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,
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
Sense and Sensibility............
Two sisters, two loves, two broken hearts, two happy endings. These books are so much more than the movies portray.
Jane Austen is not the only classic author I favor.
recently listened to the "Little Women" CD's. I found this to be a most
enjoyable book. With so many characters and story lines. Even though I have enjoyed the movies, the books have
so much more depth.
speaking of movies, a couple of years ago 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 when I came across a paperback
copy, I grabbed it.
telling you, I was gripped by this story. 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??