"All this she must possess,” added Darcy, “and to all this she must yet add something more substantial, in the improvement of her mind by extensive reading.”
Mr Darcy’s House - Chatsworth.
Jane Austen + Dancing
Endless list of beautiful period dramas:
↳ Pride and Prejudice (2005)
I came to Rosings with the single object of seeing you. I had to see you.
"Women and men had to find ways of attracting each other and letting somebody else know, that was acceptable. And an awful lot of this would have happened on the dance floor. Dancing was absolutely central to their society in terms of finding a good husband and a good wife. The fact that it´s difficult to talk to someone who you´re in love with is brilliantly highlighted in the etiquette of Austen´s period.”
They don’t really touch. Women don’t shake hands with men. So the first time Darcy touches Elizabeth is when he helps her into the carriage. Which is a really beautiful moment because it’s the first skin on skin touch. I think today, we don’t think twice about that at all. I shake people’s hands, I give them a kiss, whatever. It’s interesting to think, if you don’t have that tactile nature, how important one touch can be. - Keira Knightley