《傲慢与偏见》有声名著第44章03(中英对照)

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2012-5-22 09:15

《傲慢与偏见》有声名著第44章03(中英对照)

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《傲慢与偏见》(Pride and prejudice)是简·奥斯汀最早完成的作品之一.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。

Chapter 44

When she saw him thus seeking the acquaintance and courting the good opinion of people, with whom any intercourse a few months ago would have been a disgrace; when she saw him thus civil, not only to herself, but to the very relations whom he had openly disdained, and recollected their last lively scene in Hunsford Parsonage, the difference, the change was so great, and struck so forcibly on her mind, that she could hardly restrain her astonishment from being visible. Never, even in the company of his dear friends at Netherfield, orhis dignified relations at Rosings, had she seen him so desirous to please, so free from self-consequence or unbending reserve, as now, when no importance could result from the success of his endeavours, and when even the acquaintance of those to whom his attentions were addressed would draw down the ridicule and censure of the ladies both of Netherfield and Rosings.

Their visitors staid with them above half an hour, and when they arose to depart, Mr. Darcy called on his sister to join him in expressing their wish of seeing Mr. and Mrs. Gardiner and Miss Bennet to dinner at Pemberley before they left the country. Miss Darcy, though with a diffidence which marked her little in the habit of giving invitations, readily obeyed. Mrs. Gardiner looked at her niece, desirous of knowing how she, whom the invitation most concerned, felt disposed as to its acceptance, but Elizabeth had turned away her head. Presuming, however, that this studied avoidance spoke rather a momentary embarrassment, than any dislike of the proposal, and seeing in her husband, who was fond of society, a perfect willingness to accept it, she ventured to engage for her attendance, and the day after the next was fixed on.

Bingley expressed great pleasure in the certainty of seeing Elizabeth again, having still a great deal to say to her, and many enquiries to make after all their Hertfordshire friends. Elizabeth, construing all this into a wish of hearing her speak of her sister, was pleased; and on this account, as well as some others, found herself, when their visitors left them, capable of considering the last half hour with some satisfaction, though while it was passing the enjoyment of it had been little. Eager to be alone, and fearful of enquiries or hints from her uncle and aunt, she staid with them only long enough to hear their favourable opinion of Bingley, and then hurried away to dress.

But she had no reason to fear Mr. and Mrs. Gardiner's curiosity; it was not their wish to force her communication. It was evident that she was much better acquainted with Mr. Darcy than they had before any idea of; it was evident that he was very much in love with her. They saw much to interest, but nothing to justify enquiry.

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几个月以前他认为和这些人打交道有失身份,如今他却这样乐于结交他们,而且要搏得他们的好感;她看到他不仅对她自己礼貌周全,甚至对那些他曾经声言看不入眼的亲戚们。礼貌也颇周全。上次他在汉斯福牧师家里向她求婚的那一幕,还历历如在目前,如今对比起来,真是前后判若两人。这种种情形,实在使她激动得太厉害,使她几乎禁不住把心里的惊奇流露到脸上来。她从来没见过他这样一心要讨好别人,无论在尼日斐花园和他那些好朋友们在一起的时候,或是在罗新斯跟他那些高贵的亲戚在一起的时候,也不曾象现在这样虚怀若谷,有说有笑,何况他这样的热情并不能增进他自己的体面,何况他现在殷勤招待的这些人,即使跟他攀上了交情,也只会落得尼日花园和罗新斯的太太小姐们嘲笑指摘。

这些客人在他们这儿待了半个多钟头;临走的时候,达西叫他妹妹跟他一起向嘉丁纳夫妇和班纳特小姐表示,希望他们在离开这儿以前,上彭伯里去吃顿便饭。达西小姐虽然对于邀请客人还不大习惯,显得有些畏畏缩缩,可是她却立刻照做了。于是嘉丁纳太太望着外甥女儿,看她是不是愿意去,因为这次请客主要是为了她,不料伊丽莎白转过头去不响。嘉丁纳太太认为这样假痴假呆是一时的羞怯,而不是不喜欢这次邀请;她又看看自己的丈夫:他本来就是个爱交际的人,这会儿更显得完全愿意去的样子,于是她就大胆答应了日期订在后天。

彬格莱表示十分高兴,因为他又可以多一次看到伊丽莎白的机会,他还有许多话要和她谈,还要向她打听哈福德郡某些朋友的情况。伊丽莎白认为这一切都只是因为,他想从她嘴里探听她姐姐的消息,因此心里很快活。凡此种种,虽然她当时倒并不怎么特别欢欣,可是客人们走了以后,她一想起刚才那半个钟头的情景,就不禁得意非凡。她怕舅父母追三问四,很想走开,所以她一听完他们把彬格莱赞扬了一番以后,便赶快去换衣服。可是她没有理由害怕嘉丁纳夫妇的好奇心,因为他们并不想强迫她讲出心里的话。她跟达西先生的交情,显然不是他们以前所猜想的那种泛泛之交,他显然爱上了她,舅父母发现了许多蛛丝马迹,可又实在不便过问。