En smakebit på søndag: Pride and prejudice

Jeg har holdt på med denne boken en stund. Jeg leser den på iPaden via Goodreads-appen min. Det er en sånn type «ekstrabok», som jeg leser på nå og da. Dagens smakebit er ikke veldig gjennomtenkt, den kommer nemlig fra nøyaktig der jeg selv har kommet i boken, første avsnitt i kapittel 14:

pride and prejudiceDuring dinner, Mr. Bennet scarcely spoke at all; but when the servants were withdrawn, he thought it time to have some conversation with his guest, and therefore started a subject in which he expected him to shine, by observing that he seemed very fortunate in his patroness. Lady Catherine de Bourgh’s attention to his wishes, and consideration for his comfort, appeared very remarkable. Mr. Bennet could not have chosen better. Mr. Collins was eloquent in her praise. The subject elevated him to more than usual solemnity of manner, and with a most important aspect he protested that «he had never in his life witnessed such behaviour in a person of rank – such affability and condescension, as he had himself experienced from Lady Catherine. She had been graciously pleased to approve of both of the discourses which he had already had the honour of preaching before her. She had also asked him twice to dine at Rosings, and had sent for him only the Saturday before, to make up her pool of quadrille in the evening. Lady Catherine was reckoned proud by many people he knew, but he had never seen anything but affability in her. She had always spoken to him as she would to any other gentleman; she made not the smallest objection to his joining in the society of the neighbourhood nor to his leaving the parish occasionally for a week or two, to visit his relations. She had even condescended to advise him to marry as soon as he could, provided he chose with discretion; and had once paid him a visit in his humble parsonage, where she had perfectly approved all the alterations he had been making, and had even vouchsafed to suggest some herself – some shelves in the closet upstairs.»

Det er noen dager siden sist jeg leste i boken, men nå når jeg skrev dette avsnittet ble jeg påminnet hvorfor jeg liker den så godt – hvilket vakkert spårk 🙂

Og som vanlig om søndagen finner du flere smakebiter hos Flukten fra virkeligheten.

29 thoughts on “En smakebit på søndag: Pride and prejudice

  1. Ekstrabøker er kjekt!:) Elsker Austen, og denne boken også. Jeg tok meg da god tid til å synke inni den, og da var jeg helt slukt:) Kos deg videre med boken! Takk for smakebiten!

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