The Friday 56 is hosted at Freda's Voice. Find a quote from page 56.
Check out the links for the rules and for the posts of the participants each week. Participants don't select their favorite, coolest, or most intellectual books, they just use the one they are currently reading. This is the book I'm reading right now:
Book: What Matters in Jane Austen? Twenty Crucial Puzzles Solved by John Mullan
Introduction-Did Jane Austen know how good she was? It is a question often asked by her aficionados, struck on each new reading by the intricate brilliance of her fiction and aware that many of her first readers just did not see it.Friday 56:
Ch. 4. How do Jane Austen's characters look?- Jane Austen aficionados like to share their mild outrage at the casting in some of the many film versions of her novels, especially the casting of the actresses who play the heroines.Comments: I am participating in the Austen in August Challenge and decided to read this collection of essays written by college professor John Mullan. He answers questions of interest to Austen fans. The introduction sets the tone for the book. The quote from Ch. 4 is something I have heard from my friends who consider themselves to be Austen-snobs (I didn't name them this.) "How dare they cast Kiera Knightley as Elizabeth Bennet. She doesn't look anything like her." Ha! So far, I'm only on chapter three, I am enjoying the book and have engaged my daughter in discussions of the essays.
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