Nicely done, Fitzwilliam Darcy. A classy proposal, on all counts. You ticked off all the boxes here: insulted the lady, insulted her family, insulted her way of life--and you snuck in a few words of undying love. Well done. How on Earth could any lady resist? Let's review: You started off pretty well--shocked the lady… Continue reading Today in Pride and Prejudice: Really, Darcy? REALLY?
Remember, when way back in January, I was noodling around with the idea of some Anne-inspired posts? Well, nine months later, this is the first post devoted entirely to Anne of Green Gables. She's made appearances in other posts, but this is the first one that's all Anne. I know, I know, this is supposedly a… Continue reading Anne of the Island, Anne with an ‘e’
So. This blog, my little corner of the internet, has been around for a year. I know, it doesn't sound like much, but one year ago, while suffering from a particularly bad bout of insomnia, I started this little blog. And here's a confession: many, many of my posts have been written at some insanely… Continue reading One Year
Hello, Gentle Reader, as the ever-quotable Miss Manners would say. This post is going to be really short--just a link, really. I am subscribed to the Jane Austen Centre's newsletter, and ever so regularly, a bunch of random, Jane Austen-related news pops into my inbox. Along with a bunch of advertisements for their gift shop,… Continue reading A Most Excellent Essay
Hmm. I may need to rethink that title. But it describes the subject of this post very well, and describes my current inability to think up good titles. At this point, you may be thinking: "What on Earth is Miss Eliza doing? Foreign Films? I thought this was a Jane Austen blog!" I apologize, dear… Continue reading The Old Foreign Movie Post
When is the last time you said that? This is a rare occurrence in movies, and I find myself casting about for titles, but I promised to deliver, and deliver I shall. My criteria here is simple: I had to like the movie more than the book. Granted, if I thought the book was awful,… Continue reading “The Book Was (not) Better”
How often have we all heard or spoken that line? Be it a classic or a New York Times Bestseller, the movie rarely lives up to our lofty ideals. It's not a new thing, either. Following is a list of movies, which, in my opinion did not live up to their books, starting with-gasp!-Pride and… Continue reading “The Book Was Better”