Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Daniel Deronda

For those of you who are Jane Austen and Masterpiece Theater fans, may I suggest watching Daniel Deronda (its on Netflix Watch Instantly, too!). Christian watched it and recommended it to me--its very interesting, very well done. Not quite as chick-lit-flick-ish; its somewhere between Dickens and Austen, probably. I'd recommend it.


Annelise said...

That is so funny! I watched that last week! Loved it!

Randy and Ally said...

It is one of my favorite Masterpiece films that has come out in the past several years (ok it's been about 5, but who's counting). The book is likewise excellent, but not easy reading. George Elliot was a Victorian writer, just a few years after Austen, and was absolutely brilliant. Deronda is one of her least accessible books, it is very philosophical and socially aware--but I thought it was worth the mental "work" to read. Middlemarch, another of her novels,is more accessible, and a wonderful read. I think that Masterpiece has adapted that novel to film as well, but I haven't had a chance to see it yet.

Sonja said...

Ashleigh loves your daughter and would love to have a playdate sometime. I loved all your Christmas decor.