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OH OH This lets me quote my favourite Part! (and the Gothic/Romance cliches this book contains!)

October 11, 2010 11:27AM
Charlie Son of Fitzwilliam (Fitz) Darcy: Grandfather? Harold Hunsford Darcy?

Fitz: Yes, Harold Darcy. Thank God every day that you never knew him, Charlie. A truly evil man. He ran dens of thieves, cutthroats - and Brothels! - in Sheffield, Manchester, Liverpool, many other northern cities. Why? To amuse himself! He was so bored by the life of a gentleman that he took to crime. Indeed, he fancied himself a master criminal.


Its the last sentence that makes it....I am laughing even now...

But Jessica's summary is quite correct except this is a whole chapter when Mary falls in Horse Urine and then goes on and on about it.

And I found the list of gothic romance bits!

Secret Siblings
Caves
Evil Monks
Kidnapping
Cults
Highwaymen
Nefarious Use of Animal/Obsession with animals
Revelations about the past of now dead people
The Sublime
Mary Sue Heroine
Mistress in Jamaica
Plight of the Poor
Blue Stocking
Murder
Character Assasination
Secret Identities
Political Machinations
Water (particularly rushing water ie waterfalls)
Gunpowder, treason and plots
Cottage in deep hidden in the forest
Horse Urine
Taking inappropriate transportation (forced or chosen)
Religious Overtones disucssions of Lucifer/God/Jesus/Satan
Imprisonment
Won't anyone think of the innocent children
Brothels
Aspersions about masculinity
Star Crossed Love
Ruined Castles (or other creepy old buildings)
Drunkedness
Debauchery
Tyrannical Aristocracy
Stash of treasure of untold worth
Chance/Fate/Coincidence
Unexpected pregnancies/miracle pregnancies
Seduction
Sudden change of character for no reason whatsoever.
Doing Good Work for the Poor

Oh and I entirely wiped from my memory about the fact there was this whole segement about the poor children defecating (with their 'brown sausages) the ballroom (?) of Pemberley?

Ah Memories
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The Independence of Miss Mary Bennet

Jessica COctober 09, 2010 02:25PM

Re: The Independence of Miss Mary Bennet

Jessica COctober 11, 2010 06:24AM

OH OH This lets me quote my favourite Part! (and the Gothic/Romance cliches this book contains!)

ShemmelleOctober 11, 2010 11:27AM

You're mocking me, right?

Mari A.October 11, 2010 05:49PM

Re: You're mocking me, right?

ShemmelleOctober 11, 2010 10:16PM

Re: You're mocking me, right?

JessicalOctober 11, 2010 09:59PM

Re: The Independence of Miss Mary Bennet

ShemmelleOctober 10, 2010 01:51AM

Re: The Independence of Miss Mary Bennet

Jessica COctober 10, 2010 07:45AM

Re: The Independence of Miss Mary Bennet

ShemmelleOctober 10, 2010 09:19AM

Re: The Independence of Miss Mary Bennet

Mari A.October 10, 2010 09:44AM

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Rae ElaineDecember 09, 2010 12:27AM



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