30 Days of Jane Austen || Favourite Male CharacterIn understanding, Darcy was the superior. Bingley was by no means deficient, but Darcy was clever. He was at the same time haughty, reserved, and fastidious, and his manners, though well bred, were not inviting.
“There is, I believe, in every disposition a tendency to some particular evil, a natural defect, which not even the best education can overcome.”
“And your defect is a propensity to hate everybody.”
“And yours,” he replied with a smile, “is wilfully to misunderstand them.”
What version are these caps from?
The 1979/1980 BBC version by Fay Weldon, with Elizabeth Garvie and David Rintoul. Nearly all my favourite performances are from that version - it’s not as caricatured as the 1995 version, nor as saccharine as 2005 (?) film. Mr Bennet is ridiculously harsh and it’s classic BBC-on-a-budget style, but it takes itself and its material seriously and faithfully.