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普特英语听力网2019-06-18 01:39:52

《傲慢与偏见》(Pride and prejudice)是简·奥斯汀最早完成的作品。这部作品以日常生活为素材,一反当时社会上流行的感伤小说的内容和矫揉造作的写作方法,生动地反映了18世纪末到19世纪初处于保守和闭塞状态下的英国乡镇生活和世态人情。这部社会风情画式的小说不仅在当时吸引着广大的读者,时至今日,仍给读者以独特的艺术享受。

   奥斯汀在这部小说中通过班纳特五个女儿对待终身大事的不同处理,表现出乡镇中产阶级家庭出身的少女对婚姻爱情问题的不同态度,从而反映了作者本人的婚姻观:为了财产、金钱和地位而结婚是错误的;而结婚不考虑上述因素也是愚蠢的。因此,她既反对为金钱而结婚,也反对把婚姻当儿戏,她强调理想婚姻的重要性,并把男女双方感情作为缔结理想婚姻的基石。



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英文文本


"No, that I am sure I shall not; and I think it was very impertinent of him to write to you at all, and very hypocritical. I hate such false friends. Why could not he keep on quarrelling with you, as his father did before him?"


"Why, indeed, he does seem to have had some filial scruples on that head, as you will hear."


"Hunsford, near Westerham, Kent,

15th October.


DEAR SIR,

The disagreement subsisting between yourself and my late honoured father always gave me much uneasiness, and since I have had the misfortune to lose him I have frequently wished to heal the breach; but for some time I was kept back by my own doubts, fearing lest it might seem disrespectful to his memory for me to be on good terms with any one with whom it had always pleased him to be at variance." -- "There, Mrs. Bennet." -- "My mind however is now made up on the subject, for having received ordination at Easter, I have been so fortunate as to be distinguished by the patronage of the Right Honourable Lady Catherine de Bourgh, widow of Sir Lewis de Bourgh, whose bounty and beneficence has preferred me to the valuable rectory of this parish, where it shall be my earnest endeavour to demean myself with grateful respect towards her Ladyship, and be ever ready to perform those rites and ceremonies which are instituted by the Church of England. As a clergyman, moreover, I feel it my duty to promote and establish the blessing of peace in all families within the reach of my influence; and on these grounds I flatter myself that my present overtures of good-will are highly commendable, and that the circumstance of my being next in the entail of Longbourn estate will be kindly overlooked on your side, and not lead you to reject the offered olive branch. I cannot be otherwise than concerned at being the means of injuring your amiable daughters, and beg leave to apologise for it, as well as to assure you of my readiness to make them every possible amends, -- but of this hereafter. If you should have no objection to receive me into your house, I propose myself the satisfaction of waiting on you and your family, Monday, November 18th, by four o'clock, and shall probably trespass on your hospitality till the Saturday se'nnight following, which I can do without any inconvenience, as Lady Catherine is far from objecting to my occasional absence on a Sunday, provided that some other clergyman is engaged to do the duty of the day. I remain, dear sir, with respectful compliments to your lady and daughters, your well-wisher and friend,

WILLIAM COLLINS."


"At four o'clock, therefore, we may expect this peacemaking gentleman," said Mr. Bennet, as he folded up the letter. "He seems to be a most conscientious and polite young man, upon my word; and I doubt not will prove a valuable acquaintance, especially if Lady Catherine should be so indulgent as to let him come to us again."

中文文本

“不,我相信我绝对不会心软下来;我觉得他写信给你真是既没有礼貌,又非常虚伪。我恨这种虚伪的朋友。他为什么不象他的爸爸那样跟你吵得不可开交呢?”


“哦,真的,他对这个问题,好象也有些为了顾全孝道,犹豫不决,且让我把信读给你们听吧:


亲爱的长者:

以前你为先父之间曾有些芥蒂,这一直使我感到不安。自先父不幸弃世以来,我常常想到要弥补这个裂痕;但我一时犹豫,没有这样做,怕的是先父生前既然对阁下唯恐仇视不及,而我今天却来与阁下修好,这未免有辱先人。──“注意听呀,我的好太太。”──不过目前我对此事已经拿定主张,因为我已在复活节那天受了圣职。多蒙故刘威斯·德·包尔公爵的孀妻咖苔琳·德·包尔夫人宠礼有加,恩惠并施,提拔我担任该教区的教士,此后可以勉尽厥诚,恭待夫人左右,奉行英国教会所规定的一切仪节,这真是拜三生不幸。况且以一个教士的身份来说,我觉得我有责任尽我之所及,使家家户户得以敦穆亲谊,促进友好。因此我自信这番好意一定会受到你的重视,而有关我继承浪博恩产权一事,你也可不必介意。并请接受我献上的这一枝橄榄枝。我这样侵犯了诸位令媛的利益,真是深感不安,万分抱歉,但请你放心,我极愿给她们一切可能的补偿,此事容待以后详谈。如果你不反对我踵门拜候,我建议于十一月十八是,星期一,四点钟前来拜谒,甚或在府上叨扰至下星期六为止。这对于我毫无不便之处,因为咖苔琳夫人决不会反对我星期日偶而离开教堂一下,只消有另一个教士主持这一天的事怀就行了。敬向尊夫人及诸位令媛致候。


你的祝福者和朋友威廉·柯林斯

十月十五日写于威斯特汉附近的肯特郡汉斯福村


“那么,四点钟的时候,这位息事宁人的先生就要来啦,”班纳特先生一边把信折好,一边说。“他倒是个很有良心、很有礼貌的青年,一定是的;我相信他一定会成为一个值得器重的朋友,只要咖苔琳夫人能够开开恩,让他以后再上我们这儿来,那更好啦。”