Tuesday, August 16, 2005
Jane Austen Novel Quiz
The Pride and Prejudice type: Truly an Austenite,
this type is a Romantic at heart, but they
always keep their head and are wary of
melodrama. Lively, clever, and independent.
These people are easily amused by their own
foibles and the quirkly foibles of others. They
lament society today, and dream of the time
when guys were gentlemen and girls were ladies.
Jane Austen novel quiz
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I saw this on another blog and had to try it myself. I admit (to my shame) that I have yet to read an Austen novel from start to finish . . . but I love "Pride and Prejudice" as a movie (the A&E miniseries especially), and also enjoyed "Emma" (the movie). As I recall, I had read "Emma" in highschool (required reading . . . so maybe I have read ONE Austen novel after all) and hated it. But that was probably about 12 years ago, so possibly my tastes have changed and I would enjoy it now. I'm also one of the few people I know who did not like the movie "Sense and Sensibility." Maybe because I'm not a huge fan of Hugh Grant? Again, perhaps if I saw it now I would have a different opinion. The last time I saw it was my sophomore year in college, and I sat there, thinking what a dumb movie it was, while all the girls around me were going ga-ga over the romance of it all. :) Anyway, so I freely admit I'm not a true "Austenite," but perhaps one day I'll acquire the taste for more of her work than just "P&P."
I'm sure there are plenty of you who are Austen fans, and would have fun with this quiz. I didn't find that you had to be extremely familiar with the books to take it, although a few of the questions probably make more sense if you are.
Posted by Carrie at 8:52 AM