I am in the middle of revisions so this will be a fairly short post. About, uh, Regency stuff. Like uh,
Google books to the rescue. I found this bit of dialogue to be very funny. Well done, Elizabeth Inchbald! (1815)
Sadly, searching Google Books for “handsome man” 1800-1820 was an exercise in disappointment, other than the above. Most of the references were misogynistic in the extreme. Alas.
So, who’s handsome?
Um, I’ll take one of each, please.
What a lovely way to start my morning writing session. 🙂
Thank you… sigh. I just spent way too much time on YouTube watching fan videos. What was I doing again?
My work here is done . . .
Oh, Elizabeth Inchbald! I almost did my dissertation on her — well, her and Hannah Cowley, the two women writing successfully for the stage in that period. High Life was a favorite of mine.
Thanks for the day-brightener!
Sigh. Here in Virginia it just rains rain.
You should be in revision hell more often, Carolyn! (what am I saying???) I mean, I hope it goes as painlessly as hell can go.
David Garrick wrote High Life Above Stairs in 1775. Inchbald’s first play The Mogul Tale wasn’t produced till 1783, though she did provide critical remarks about High Life in her collection of British Farces, and I believe performed it as an actress.
An an Inchbald biographer & theatre historian, couldn’t help setting the record straight! Elizabeth would want credit to go where credit is due!
Oh Happy Procrastination!
And as to who’s handsome, I vote for my DH. He looks like George Carlin and has a personality just like Luke Danes on Gilmore Girls. Perfection.
Oh all right, I’m going back to work.
What a lovely thing to say about one’s DH, Jane George!
Thanks for the videos. I have played IT’S RAINING MEN about 4 times now. Great fun. I am so glad they gave a list of the movies at the end. I was surprised at how few I had seen. I’ll be looking for them.
Great video. I feel all inspired now. Good luck with the revisions!
Like librarypat, I’ve watched this video more often than is probably good for me, but it makes me happy, so why not. Thank you, Carolyn. You’ve not only provided so many great looking men for us to sigh over, but if you’re in Revision He** it means the rest of us are that much closer to having one of your books to enjoy.
Question: who is the actor who appears at the beginning just after Jeremy Northam and right before Matthew Macfadyen?
That “Raining Men” video is one of my ALL-TIME favs! It was the reason I watched North and South and Wives and Daughters, as well as made it my goal to watch all of Austin. And I dragged a whole lot of friends into it all with me. I LOVE THAT VID! Thank you thank you thank you Dreamy Viper!
SusanDC asked: Question: who is the actor who appears at the beginning just after Jeremy Northam and right before Matthew Macfadyen?
It’s Dan Stephens and the role is Edward Ferrars in the 2008 version of Sense and Sensibility.
Lisa, thanks for answering that question for SusanDC because I did not know the answer!