经典名著:《傲慢与偏见(连载二)》

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《傲慢与偏见》(Pride and Prejudice)是英国女小说家简·奥斯汀的创作的长篇小说。这部作品以日常生活为素材,以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。并多次被改编成电影和电视剧。

 

 

 

"Is he married or single?"

“有太太的呢,还是单身汉 ?”

 

"Oh! single, my dear, to be sure! A single man of large fortune; four or five thousand a year。 What a fine thing for our girls!"

“噢!是个单身汉,亲爱的,确确实实是个单身汉!一个有钱的单身汉;每年有四五千磅的收入。真是女儿们的福气!”

 

"How so? how can it affect them?"

“这怎么说?关女儿女儿们什么事?”

 

"My dear Mr. Bennet," replied his wife, "how can you be so tiresome! You must know that I am thinking of his marrying one of them."

“我的好老爷,”太太回答道,“你怎么这样叫人讨厌! 告诉你吧,我正在盘算,他要是挑中我们一个女儿做老婆,可多好!”

 

"Is that his design in settling here?"

“他住到这儿来,就是为了这个打算吗?”

 

"Design! nonsense, how can you talk so! But it is very likely that he may fall in love with one of them, and therefore you must visit him as soon as he comes."

“打算!胡扯,这是哪儿的话!不过,他倒作兴看中我们的某一个女儿呢。他一搬来,你就得去拜访拜访他。”

 

"I see no occasion for that. You and the girls may go, or you may send them by themselves, which perhaps will be still better; for, as you are as handsome as any of them, Mr. Bingley might like you the best of the party."

“我不用去。你带着女儿们去就得啦,要不你干脆打发她们自己去,那或许倒更好些,因为你跟女儿们比起来,她们哪一个都不能胜过你的美貌,你去了,彬格莱先生倒可能挑中你呢?”

 

"My dear, you flatter me。 I certainly have had my share of beauty, but I do not pretend to be any thing extraordinary now。 When a woman has five grown up daughters, she ought to give over thinking of her own beauty。"

“我的好老爷,你太捧我啦。从前也的确有人赞赏过我的美貌,现在我可不敢说有什么出众的地方了。一个女人家有了五个成年的女儿,就不该对自己的美貌再转什么念头。”

 

"In such cases, a woman has not often much beauty to think of."

“这样看来,一个女人家对自己的美貌也转不了多少念头喽。”

 

"But, my dear, you must indeed go and see Mr. Bingley when he comes into the neighbourhood."

“不过,我的好老爷,彬格莱一搬到我们的邻近来,你的确应该去看看他。”

 

"It is more than I engage for, I assure you."

“老实跟你说吧,这不是我份内的事。”

 

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