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Re: What makes Mr. Darcy desirable? (Austen's fans thread)

PostAuthor: Anthea » Sat Sep 16, 2017 8:03 am

Darcy was not meant to be 'CUTE' :p

You like puppies :D
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Re: What makes Mr. Darcy desirable? (Austen's fans thread)

PostAuthor: Piling » Sat Sep 16, 2017 8:18 am

True Darcy is what we call in French a "beau ténébreux".
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Re: What makes Mr. Darcy desirable? (Austen's fans thread)

PostAuthor: Anthea » Sat Sep 16, 2017 10:16 pm

Beau ténébreux does not translate as cute :ymdevil:
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Re: What makes Mr. Darcy desirable? (Austen's fans thread)

PostAuthor: Anthea » Wed Dec 20, 2017 6:57 pm

Meet the Jane Austen Society of Pakistan

The obsession with marriage and the courtship rituals of Regency England are all alive in Pakistani society today, according to one group of women.

Two hundred years after the death of Jane Austen, some of her biggest fans are an eclectic bunch of well-educated women who dress up regency-style and discuss her work over high tea in the country's second-largest city, Lahore.

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Re: What makes Mr. Darcy desirable? (Austen's fans thread)

PostAuthor: Piling » Wed Dec 20, 2017 7:22 pm

Very interesting. In Kurdistan also they should have to read Austen, for their society is so Regency (obsessed by marrying a wealthy man).

But Kurds hardly read :smile: Kurdish women and girls could learn many useful things from Aunt Jane, though.
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PostAuthor: Piling » Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:10 am

I discover the existence of Mrs Margaret Oliphant and his "Victorian Emma". She admired Austen a lot, but is quite absolutely unknown in France.

https://karensbooksandchocolate.blogspo ... phant.html
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Re: What makes Mr. Darcy desirable? (Austen's fans thread)

PostAuthor: Anthea » Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:08 pm

Piling wrote:I discover the existence of Mrs Margaret Oliphant and his "Victorian Emma". She admired Austen a lot, but is quite absolutely unknown in France.

https://karensbooksandchocolate.blogspo ... phant.html


Thank you for the link :ymapplause:

I will have to read some of her books :D

Thinking about the sexy Mr Darcy has cheered me up :x

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Re: What makes Mr. Darcy desirable? (Austen's fans thread)

PostAuthor: Piling » Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:03 am

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Translating Oliphant I did need to know the gender of theRector's 'neighbor' at table :

The Rector communicated gravely with his next neighbour,


Why ? because in French we say 'son voisin de table' or 'sa voisine de table' according to their gender. So I wonder what could the most probable 'neighbour' a rector could have at a dinner party. In France, we alternate male/female. But in Victorian England ?

found that interesting post about victorian code in dinner party and I think that most of these rules were the same for a dinner party in Regency period at Pemberley:

http://gabrielle-meyer.blogspot.com/201 ... inner.html

he Before Dinner Interval:
At some point before dinner is announced, the hostess will discreetly point out to each gentleman the lady he will escort to dinner. He shall serve her throughout the meal.


So I can decide that even a church man should have a she-neighbor, probably the hostess.
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Re: What makes Mr. Darcy desirable? (Austen's fans thread)

PostAuthor: Anthea » Wed Sep 05, 2018 5:40 pm

At some point before dinner is announced, the hostess will discreetly point out to each gentleman the lady he will escort to dinner. He shall serve her throughout the meal


It was also the man's duty to pay attention to his companion's needs and keep her entertained :D
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Re: What makes Mr. Darcy desirable? (Austen's fans thread)

PostAuthor: Piling » Thu Sep 06, 2018 4:34 am

Imagine the so talkative Mr Darcy trying to entertain a Lady =)) =)) =)) :

Mr Darcy (thinking he has to say something) :
– mmmmmm................. ahem ahem...........

The Lady, trying to hear the sound of his voice :
- Delicious fish, isn't it , Mr Darcy ?

Mr Darcy, after a deep and silent cogitation :
– It is tolerable; but not tasty enough to tempt me.
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Re: What makes Mr. Darcy desirable? (Austen's fans thread)

PostAuthor: Anthea » Thu Sep 06, 2018 11:10 pm

I would be happy just to sit next to him and gaze into his sexy eyes :ymhug: :-*
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Re: What makes Mr. Darcy desirable? (Austen's fans thread)

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Re: What makes Mr. Darcy desirable? (Austen's fans thread)

PostAuthor: Anthea » Sat Sep 15, 2018 11:56 pm

It would be wonderful to join the celebrations in Bath one year :D
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Re: What makes Mr. Darcy desirable? (Austen's fans thread)

PostAuthor: Piling » Wed Oct 31, 2018 7:59 am

For Halloweeen mood :

Mr Darcy as vampire: a literary hero with bite

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Re: What makes Mr. Darcy desirable? (Austen's fans thread)

PostAuthor: Anthea » Wed Oct 31, 2018 6:36 pm

Piling wrote:For Halloweeen mood :

Mr Darcy as vampire: a literary hero with bite

https://theconversation.com/mr-darcy-as ... ite-105649


He can nibble my neck any night :x

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