Thursday, May 5, 2011

Round 1 - Voting Progress

Sorry it took so long to release the voting progress. I planned to release it either yesterday or the day before, but I've been a little busy with end of the year stuff (which should be over now! Yay!) and for some reason, Blogger was crashing on me.

Here's how everyone has voted so far in "The Period Drama Hero Tournament"; leaders are underlined.

Poll 1
John Chivery (Little Dorrit) -- 30 votes
Robert Crawley (Downton Abbey) -- 8 votes

Poll 2
Sir Percy Blakeney (The Scarlet Pimpernel) -- 27 votes
Roger Hamley (Wives and Daughters) -- 21 votes

Poll 3
Silas Marner (Silas Marner) -- 18 votes
Hugh Stanbury (He Knew He Was Right) -- 13 votes

Poll 4
Sydney (Lark Rise to Candleford) -- 6 votes
Dr. Frank Harrison (Cranford) -- 31 votes

Poll 5
Heathcliff (Wuthering Heights) -- 19 votes
Gabriel Cochrane (Lark Rise to Candleford) -- 20 votes

Poll 6
Charles Carson (Downton Abbey) -- 14 votes
Paul Montague (The Way We Live Now) -- 7 votes

Poll 7
Sir Timothy Midwinter (Lark Rise to Candleford) -- 6 votes
Robert Martin (Emma) -- 36 votes

Poll 8
Robert Timmins (Lark Rise to Candleford) -- 12 votes
John Bates (Downton Abbey) -- 14 votes

Poll 9
Colonel Brandon (Sense and Sensibility) --  39 votes
Oliver Twist (Oliver Twist) -- 7 votes

Poll 10
Fitzwilliam Darcy (Pride and Prejudice) -- 42 votes
Alf Arless (Lark Rise to Candleford) -- 6 votes

Poll 11
 Jack Worthing (Importance of Being Earnest) -- 10 votes
John Thornton (North and South) -- 32 votes

Poll 12
Louis Trevelyan (He Knew He Was Right) -- 1 vote
Edward Ferrars (Sense and Sensibility) -- 42 votes

Poll 13
James Dowland (Lark Rise to Candleford) -- 8 votes
Nicholas Nickleby (Nicholas Nickleby) -- 22 votes

Poll 14
 Sydney Carton (Tale of Two Cities) -- 19 votes
Henry Tilney (Northanger Abbey) -- 24 votes 

Poll 15
 Sherlock Holmes (Various Stories) -- 20 votes
Theodore "Laurie" Laurence (Little Women) -- 24 votes

Poll 16
Professor Friedrich "Fritz" Bhaer (Little Women) -- 16 votes
Westley (Princess Bride) -- 28 votes

Poll 17
 James Percy (The Inheritance) -- 15 votes
Adam Bede (Adam Bede) -- 2 votes

Poll 18
Arthur Clennam (Little Dorrit) -- 30 votes
Daniel Deronda (Daniel Deronda) -- 7 votes

Poll 19
 Captain Frederick Wentworth (Persuasion) -- 25 votes
Charles Bingley (Pride and Prejudice) -- 22 votes

Poll 20
 Thomas Holbrook (Cranford) -- 23 votes
Will Landislaw (Middlemarch) -- 6 votes

Poll 21
St. John Rivers (Jane Eyre) -- 19 votes
Thomas Brown (Lark Rise to Candleford) -- 13 votes

Poll 22
 George Knightley (Emma) -- 42 votes
Osborne Hamley (Wives and Daughters) -- 4 votes

Poll 23
 Phillip "Pip" Pirrip (Great Expectations) -- 20 votes
Matthew Crawley (Downton Abbey) -- 9 votes

Poll 24
 Edward Rochester (Jane Eyre) -- 15 votes
Gilbert Blythe (Anne of Green Gables) -- 32 votes

Poll 25
Septimas Harding (Barchester Chronicles) --  7 votes
Thomas Gibson (He Knew He Was Right) -- 6 votes

Hurry up and vote if you haven't! You have three more days to vote!


  1. I am quite happy with *most* of those. =)

    By the way, I think you forgot to underline Mr Knightley. ;-)

  2. Yes! Go Sir Percy!
    Yay, Heathcliff is losing.
    Phew, see Mr. Darcy go! Wow. :)
    I'll bet Colonel Brandon will fall further back in the future...
    WHAT? Edward Ferrars has as many votes as Mr. Darcy? It must be who he's paired against.
    AH! I want Sydney Carton to go on!
    Hooray for Laurie! (I'm typing this as I go...)
    Westley's doing good! :)
    I'm about to read "The Inheritance". Sometime this week.
    Oooo, it's close between Captain Wentworth and Bingley...I wish they would both win. :P
    Can't believe St. John is doing so good. I don't like him much. But I think I voted for him because I didn't know the other guy. Well, he'll probably be out in the next round.
    Mr. Knightley has as many votes as Darcy and Edward F! Interesting. Not that I'm shocked that he's up there by Darcy...But I am surprised Edward's doing so well. I already said that.
    Yay, Pip is doing well!
    Gilbert and Mr. Rochester...that was a hard one.
    That's all. :) Now you have all my thoughts of the progress so far. ;)

  3. Those are satisfying results. Except for Poll 14. Maybe that's just because I don't know anything about Henry Tilney. But the polls are displaying good progress. Can't wait for the next round!

  4. You're right Jemimah, these poll results are very satisfying! I voted for Sherlock Holmes in poll 15 but as far as a hero Laurie is definitely more kind and friendly guys. I feel bad about Roger Hamley, he's one of those unsung heroes. Glad that St. John Rivers is winning, I actually like him more than Mr. Rochester most times. And I hope Captain Wentworth continues to win, he's a very brave and worthy hero, one of the best! I'm really rooting for Mr. Knightley, he's becoming my favorite Austen hero.

    ~Miss Laurie
    Old-Fashioned Charm

  5. Charity,
    I happen to like Mr F. (aka Edward) Although, this does not go by him in the 1995 movie... I like the Edward from the book...well, really, it doesn't say enough about Edward in the book, but from some things it does have. =)

  6. Charity U: I love your comment -"Yay, Heathcliff is losing" lol this made my day I thought I was the only one who couldn't stand him :)

    Ohh so much suspense, but the results so far are really good.

  7. Tristans, you are far from the only one who dislikes him! I hated the book (didn't even read the whole thing) and I know Elegance of Fashion isn't fond of him either. Glad to find another person agreeing! :)

  8. I remember in English, we just finished Pride and Prejudice (which I already read), and right after we started reading Wuthering Heights. What a contrast! I went from a book where there were a lot of characters I liked to a book where I didn't like any of the characters. And the overall tones were so different! Pride and Prejudice was so happy and delightful, and Wuthering Heights was not.

  9. So was rather dismal, wasn't it? :( And P&P is just sunny and happy. :) But reading them that way must have especially been a contrast!

  10. Ohh I am so glad :) I know a lot of people who say he is better than Darcy!? Seriously!
    I agree with you both Wuthering Heights was such a depressing book huge contrast to P&P. I don't mind reading books which have a sad tone or some darker emotions/feelings but Wuthering Heights went a little to far for me.


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