In March 2011, on BBC 2, best-selling author Sebastian Faulks presented a major four part series on the brilliance of the British novel and its characters, FAULKS ON FICTION : 1. the hero 2. the lover 3. the snob 4. the villain
I was really interested in discovering whom he would chose among the many lovers in British fiction, though I was pretty sure he wouldn't neglect Mr Darcy. In fact, he is the first hero analized in the second edisode of Faulks on Fiction dedicated to the figure of the lover. Have you got 8 spare minutes? I've cut and uploaded for you what Faulks says about Mr Darcy. Warning: try to keep in mind William Faulks is a man while listening to him, be tolerant and ... if you don't agree with him in some respect, just leave a comment . I'm really interested in your reactions. I only say this: I don't agree with him completely but I don't totally disagree.
A major reason to watch this clip? Colin Firth and several key scenes from Pride and Prejudice 1995. Enjoy!