A little departure today. I've read many books over the years, but I think I must be a romantic at heart.
I love to read the old classic stories.
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
Sense and Sensibility............
Two sisters, two loves, two broken hearts, two happy endings.
Jane Austen is not the only 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. 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 I finally came across a
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??