After a new edition of the book was put out by Persephone, the publishers of neglected fiction, Lee was given it to read by a friend while she was undergoing chemotherapy in hospital.
“It’s so rare to find a story where you genuinely don’t know what’s going to happen next. It’s just gripping, and I loved it from the heart.” Like the book, the film will begin as a Victorian fairytale, duping us into a false sense of familiarity.
Emily Fox Seton, who will be played by Lydia Wilson, is a “nice overgrown girl…
Narcissism is the epitome of insight-free self-centeredness.
In the modern world the “Narcissistic Personality Disorder” represents the extreme end of the continuum of narcissism…
Impulsivity is the tendency to act on impulse -- that is, without forethought about the appropriateness or consequences of the action.
A certain degree of impulsivity is common in children and even some young adults often display impulsivity of behavior.
Narcissists are often very accomplished, but their inability to empathize with others and to tolerate criticism or setbacks is their downfall.
They often have a sense of entitlement and are grandiose in who they think they are. Narcissists can be male or female, but for present purposes I’ll make this narcissist male and call him “Joe.” He’s in his 50s and you meet him at a social gathering.
He fell in love with his own beautiful reflection in a pool, and because he couldn’t stop looking at it, he starved to death.