I can hardly believe that we are already there, April starts and so does the A-Z Challenge 2013.
My third year ... and let me see if you can guess which is my theme? If I say Jane Austen what comes to your mind? Yes, female author. Yes, famous. So? Right! My selection of 28 famous female authors.
Since this year the challenge has also a selection of themes, I focused on miscelanous since to be honest I did not know where this would fit.
From her vast work I have chosen some of my favourite quotes from Pride and Prejudice:
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.
“Which do you mean?” and turning round, he looked for a moment at Elizabeth, till catching her eye, he withdrew his own and coldly said, “She is tolerable; but not handsome enough to tempt me; and 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.”
Elizabeth was much too embarrassed to say a word. After a short pause, her companion added, “You are too generous to trifle with me. If your feelings are still what they were last April, tell me so at once. My affections and wishes are unchanged, but one word from you will silence me on this subject forever.” Elizabeth feeling all the more than common awkwardness and anxiety of his situation, now forced herself to speak; and immediately, though not very fluently, gave him to understand, that her sentiments had undergone so material a change, since the period to which he alluded, as to make her receive with gratitude and pleasure, his present assurances.
If you would like to know more about Jane Austen, please click here.
Picture from here.