Wednesday, April 22, 2009

All atwitter over Mr. Darcy


Some clever person in Twitterland has begun posting Jane Austen's Pride And Prejudice in 140-character bites. Now, before your inner purist screams out "sacrilege", consider this: Jane Austen is known for her "realism, biting social commentary (now known as "snark" - Ed.) and masterful use of free, indirect speech, burlesque and irony". Free, indirect speech: A style of writing where the author's first-person descriptive blurs with their third-person perspective. Sound familiar, bloggy peeps? Were she born 200 years later, methinks she would have been a blogger (and twitterer) ........................
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Hmmm.. Oh, what's that? Sorry, I was busy looking at this:
{Mr. Darcy as Colin Firth. Oh, wait, I have that backwards.
Colin Firth as Mr. Darcy. sigh}

With thanks to Julia @HookedonHouses for the Twitter find.

7 comments:

Julia @ Hooked on Houses said...

Aren't you sweet to give me a shout-out for this?

Love that someone is tweeting P&P. I've been a Janeite since I discovered Austen in my early teens and agree with you--she would've been blogging and tweeting up a storm. I think she would've been a master of both forms!

Seeing that photo of Colin Firth/Darcy makes me want to pop the BBC version into the DVD player and watch it again. (I named my first cat Mr. Darcy. Just a wee bit obsessed here.)

sas said...

The very lovely Mr Dar.... I mean Colin Firth, lives in my area and shops at the same supermarket. Apparently. I have not yet seen him there. And to be honest, I think seeing him buying his weekly supply of cereal and loo roll might spoil the fantasy somewhat...

Candi said...

Oh how I love twitter! This is wonderful! I had to laugh the other day, someone by the name of "dadyouwishyouhad" started following me. You'll find anything on twitter!!!

only a movie said...

I will try to Twitter this summer... right now Facebook is enough for me. Also, love Jane Austen, and thank you very much for the Colin eye candy. I love him.

:-)

Fifi Flowers said...

He is the BEST Mr Darcy as Colin Firth!!! Delicious!
ENJOY your weekend!
Fifi

Marnie said...

i will never tire of reading pride & prejudice nor watching pride & prejudice, esp w/colin firth!

did you see the dancing bird on you-tube? hysterical!

Tegan said...

Colin Firth; nice to look at indeed. Hahaha. Yep, this post definitely gave me the giggles!
Thanks for linking my blog in a tweet :)
I am definitely going to have to read an Austen novel - I shamefully haven't made time to as of yet, but I sure loved 'The Jane Austen Book Club' movie!