Monday, October 29, 2007

Beautiful News

Jane Austen fans rejoice! This coming January, Masterpiece Theatre will be presenting "The Complete Jane Austen", television adaptations of all six of her novels. Mansfield Park, Persuasion, Northanger Abbey, Emma, Sense and Sensibility, and Pride and Prejudice are all coming to a public television station near you. So check your local listings, brush up on your favorite stories, and prepare to see all of your favorite characters, some as they have never been seen before. And don't forget to tune in to the rest of this season of Masterpiece Theatre. Last year's adaptation of Jane Eyre will be airing again at the end of the year.

And speaking of Jane Austen, I have taken two tests recently and they are both saying the same thing....

I am Elinor Dashwood!

Take the Quiz here!

Now, this should come as no surprise to people who know me. I have always identified with Elinor. In fact, when my mother first saw the part in the Emma Thompson version where Elinor is sitting quietly on the stairs, drinking her tea while everyone else is locked in their bedroom sobbing, she looked at me and said "That is you all over."

So what does it mean to be Elinor Dashwood? Here is what the two different quizzes told me:

"You are Elinor Dashwood of Sense & Sensibility! You are practical, circumspect, and discreet. Though you are tremendously sensible and allow your head to rule, you have a deep, emotional side that few people often see. "

"You are Elinor from Sense and Sensibility! Wise beyond your years, you are all too aware of the folly of those around you. You are "sense" personified, and without you, things would certainly fall apart. "

So which Jane Austen Character are you? Go ahead and take the test and let me know and join me in January to discuss the Masterpiece Theatre adaptations. The link to the first test is under the above picture. This test is pretty simple, but be honest because it is a little too easy to pick out which character is which. The second test requires a little more thinking and the results may be somewhat surprising for some of you.

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