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Friday, March 31, 2017

First Line Fridays - Pride and Prejudice - 3/31/17


Happy Friday!!!

I decided to feature one of my favorite classic novels today! Although I am bending the rules a bit. I am going to share with you the FIRST LINE where Mr. Darcy appears. Because...Darcy...SWOON! I am a Darcy girl, I admit it! In case you haven't checked out my rating system yet, which consists of all Darcy quotes...You can read it HERE. Before you leave, join in the discussion below about who you think is the better Darcy.



"His brother-in-law, Mr. Hurst, merely looked the gentleman; but his friend Mr. Darcy soon drew the attentions of the room by his fine, tall person, handsome features, noble mein; and the report which was in general circulation within five minutes after his entrance, of having ten thousand a year."

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Who is YOUR favorite Darcy? And can you guess who mine is?
Matthew Macfadyen - (2005)

Colin Firth - (1995)

Laurence Olivier - (1940)
All pictures from IMDb, linked back to original photo. 

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Now it's your turn! Post your first line below and blog hop and join in more First Line fun!

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53 comments:

  1. So, you mean, out of Matthew MacFadyen, Mr. Darcy, and Lawrence Olivier, you want to know who is the best Mr. Darcy? Well, duh! ;-)

    Come over to my blog for the first line from Angela Couch's upcoming release, The Patriot and the Loyalist.

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    1. Hahaha! The first time I read this it didn't even register what you you did there! Because duh...Mr. Darcy is the BEST Mr. Darcy!!!!

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    2. exactly!!! * my best [Pepper Basham] swoony sigh....

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  2. My first line is from For the Love of Grace by Kimberly Rae Jordan
    "Grace Anderson stared straight ahead at the white wall of a small hospital room."
    My favorite Darcy is Colin Firth.

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  3. Prologue

    Dublin, Ireland, 1916

    She heard it before she felt it. Harsh air sucking through clenched teeth, the grunt of an arm raised, the soft swish of a hand slicing the air. - A HEART REVEALED by Julie Lessman

    Colin Firth is my swoon worthy favorite Mr. Darcy! *wink*

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  4. Creative way to do a first line. ;) I like it. Though I'll admit, I'm more of a Mr. Knightly admirer. ;P

    As for Mr. Darcy, though... I do like Colin Firth. Maybe it's because he's the first one I saw act for Darcy. :)

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    1. Hehe I do love Knightley as well! ;)

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  5. #allthedarcys ;) I'm starting The Memory of You by Catherine West today!

    The wood-paneled walls of the boardroom were closing in.

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  6. From My Heart Belongs in the Superstition Mountains: Carmela’s Quandary by Susan Page Davis
    You get out there, and I mean now.

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  7. Rachel,

    This is my absolute favorite book of all time! And yes, I love Mr. Darcy! :) Anyone who has watched all three of these films knows that Colin Firth is the best Mr. Darcy. :)

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  8. All the Mr. Darcy's look great! You should meet my Mr. Darcy in Blown Together :) #hairlesscat
    My first line is from Charles Martin's Long Way Gone:
    "I'd seen him before."

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  9. Ugghhhh I must be the last person alive to read this book!

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  10. I think Colin Firth is the best Mr. Darcy! Shelia Hall sheliarha64@yahoo.com

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  11. Colin Firth is the ONLY Darcy! Just saying! ;-)

    My first line:

    "It was the worst twenty-four hours of my life." - Your Next 24 hours,Hal Donaldson

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  12. Definitely Colin Firth! My first line:

    “Alice-Ann Branch stood in front of her bedroom dresser, eyes focused on her reflection in the large oval mirror hanging before her.” ~ The One True Love of Alice-Ann by Eva Marie Everson

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    1. I am so glad this has been the unanimous choice!

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  13. Colin Firth is mine, and I'm betting he's yours too! Happy Friday!

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  14. Colin Firth works for me.
    FLF: My first encounter with light as more than illumination from a flashlight was on our homestead in Alaska at age five.
    Introduction to Who Told You That You Were Naked by William E Combs

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    1. Colin is definitely the popular vote here!

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  15. My favorite Darcy is definitely is Matthew Macfadyen.....swoon!!!

    My first line Friday is:

    "Lucy knew she was going to regret this."

    ~Love, Lies & Typewriters: A Wartime Western Romance Novella
    by Heather Blanton

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    1. Haha you are sorely outnumbered! I have only seen Matthew once...But I would like to see it again!

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  16. Since I have only seen Colin Firth act, I would have to choose him as my favorite Mr. Darcy. I am guessing you would choose the same actor. My first line is “An angel of light stood before me, blonde, beautiful, one hand behind his back.” From Widow by Denise Weimer.

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  17. Colin Firth for me. Matthew is a close second.
    My first line is from The Viscount’s Proposal by Melanie Dickerson
    May 1813
    Was this the night she would actually die of tedium, triviality, and hypocrisy?

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  18. “Why, Livvie! Whatever are you doing?”

    The Elusive Miss Ellison by Carolyn Miller

    Colin Firth is my favorite Mr. Darcy with a close second being David Rintoul from the 1981 version.

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  19. I love reading a good classic every now and then. Great choice!!

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  20. I can not actually remember if I have read this one or not. maybe? But I don't think so. I'll have to consult Goodreads. Happy Friday!

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  21. Colin Firth is and forevermore will be THE Mr. Darcy. Additionally, any Cinema version of Peide & Prejudice other than the BBC Series is none exist to my thinking -- I will only change this opinion if ever Benedict Cumberbatch & Martin Freeman star in a version. With Benedict as Darcy, Martin as Mr. Bingly and Jonny Lee Miller as Mr Wickham. Oh an Patrick Stewart as Mr Bennett.

    All this aside, I am most definitely a Mr Henry Tilney girl and Northanger Abbey is and forever will be my favorite Jane Austen novel, with Mansfield Park a close second.

    Finally I arrive at my First Line:

    “Stop prostituting yourselves and run to the loving Father who will embrace you with forgiveness.”

    Excerpt From: Hedlund, Jody. “An Awakened Heart An Awakened Heart.” Baker Publishing Group, 2017-03-01. iBooks.
    This material may be protected by copyright.

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  22. Ooh I love Colin Firth!

    "Bernadette had been dead tow weeks when her sisters showed up in Doyle's living room asking for the statue back." - Run by Ann Patchett.

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  23. Colin Firth is the only Mr. Darcy. Need to marathon the mini-series soon, it`s been 3 months since I last did that. The horror!

    http://www.carmensreadingcorner.co.uk

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    1. Eee YES you do!!!! My hubby likes the movie...but only watches it once a year...MAX :(

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  24. Well, I grew up memorizing the version with Lawrence Olivier which my mother had recorded from television and I would torture my little sister with recitations of the script while walking home from the bus stop every day. Also Matthew McFayden doesn't do a bad job, but he plays it a little too pretty-boy for me. I think Colin Firth must be my favorite, but it's possible he had an unfair advantage in so many more hours on screen to develop his character.

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  25. That is a good point! YAY! At least one person has seen Lawrence! Lol! I loved Lady Catherine in that version!

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  26. "Pressing her nose against the glass of the carriage window, Miss Permilia Griswold felt her stomach begin to churn as she took bit of the throngs of people lining Fifth Avenue.”

    – Behind the Scenes by Jen Turano

    My favorite Mr. Darcy is definitely Matthew!!

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  27. From Sunset in Old Savannah by Mary Ellis:

    If ever there was a perfect time for Beth Kirby to get out of town, it was now.

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  28. From Sunset in Old Savannah by Mary Ellis:

    If ever there was a perfect time for Beth Kirby to get out of town, it was now.

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  29. The family trip when our nightmare began was supposed to be a celebration.
    Heaven is for Real by Todd Burpo

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