Tuesday, 28 February 2012
Okay, so I'm really enjoying Northanger Abbey and I can't wait til the end. My only mistake was in reading the introduction. SO... if you haven't started yet... DON'T READ THE INTRODUCTION! It is a giant spoiler, and discusses stuff that maybe could and should be discussed in the AFTERWARDS.
While everyone is diving into our first read, I thought I would share a few of my favorite quotes so far!
"As for admiration, it was always very welcome when it came, but she did not depend on it." (Chapter 2, on page 28 in my book.)
"She was heartily ashamed of her ignorance. A misplaced shame. Where people wish to attach, they should always be ignorant. To come with a well-informed mind is to come with an inability of administering to the vanity of others, which a sensible person would always wish to avoid. A woman especially, if she have the misfortune of knowing anything, should conceal it as well as she can." (Chapter 14, on page 112 in my book.) This one really made me laugh out loud.
"Tilney says there is nothing people are so often deceived in as the state of their own affections, and I believe he is right." (Chapter 18, on page 141 in my book.)
PS...I really really like Henry Tilney! (I kind of wonder if he and Mr. Darcy could have been friends. It seems kind of like Henry is a cooler Mr. Bingley... kind of.)
PPS... I do realize that Henry Tilney, and Mr. Darcy are fictional characters and are not alive. Nor did they ever live. (I just thought I should clarify that.)