Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Teaser Tuesday: Pride and Prejudice

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along and have fun! Just do the following:
Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
Share (preferably 2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)

This week's Teaser comes from Pride and Prejudice which I am reading for the very first time and as part of the Jane Austen 2010 Challenge. Since school has now started, I have less time to read so it is taking me quite a long time but I am really enjoying it and hope to have a review up within the next week.
As this book is a well loved classic, I thought that I would share several quotes, with each being longer than the guidelines.

The famous and cherished first line:

'It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.'

From Chapter 3 (character's response to Mr Darcy) :

'The gentlemen pronounced him to be a fine figure of a man, the ladies declared he was much handsomer than Mr. Bingley, and he was looked at with great admiration for about half the evening, till his manners gave a disgust which tuned the tide of his popularity; for he was discovered to be proud, to be above his company, and above being pleased; and not all his large estate in Derbyshire could then save him from having a most forbidding, disagreeable countenance, and being unworthy to be compared with his friend.'

Mr Dary to Mr Bingley on Elizabeth Bennett:

'She is tolerable, I suppose, but not handsome enough to tempt me; I am in no humour at present to give consequence to young ladies who are slighted by other men. You had better return to your partner and enjoy her smiles, for you are wasting your time with me.'

Miss Bingley, Chapter 11:

'I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of anything than of a book! When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.'


  1. Oh, Pride & Prejudice is my all-time favourite :) It will always be dear to my heart! Great teasers.

  2. From what I've read, I have a feeling that it's going to be one of my favourites too!

  3. Love the last quotation especially & have seen it in the header of many a book blog. Nice choice of reading! I haven't read it yet either, but I consider myself envious for getting to experience it for the first time unlike most readers :oD

  4. This cover is beautiful!

  5. I love it too Katie, it's my favourite design- so pretty!

  6. I've seen the last quote on many book blogs too, it's quite a favourite. I know what you mean about having the joy of reading it for the first time, I'm savouring it while I can!


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