Thursday, June 12, 2008

North and South!

A friend lent me the movie, North and South. It is excellent. It is based on the book by Elizabeth Gaskell. It is very similar to a Jane Austen type novel and movie. I am looking forward to reading the book as well. I highly recommend it to any of you that are Jane Austen fans. You will love it!!

The fascinating thing about the movie is that besides the love story woven throughout you learn a lot about what life was like in rural and urban England in the 1850's. You also learn what it was like to be poor and in a union and what it was like to be rich and to run a company. It is a compelling way to learn about literature and history and be entertained at the same time.

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