Review: Pride and Prejudice

2020, Owls Readathon 2020, REVIEW

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Author: Jane Austen
Pages: 367
Star Rating: ✪✪✪.5

| Description |

Since its immediate success in 1813, Pride and Prejudice has remained one of the most popular novels in the English language. Jane Austen called this brilliant work “her own darling child” and its vivacious heroine, Elizabeth Bennet, “as delightful a creature as ever appeared in print.” The romantic clash between the opinionated Elizabeth and her proud beau, Mr Darcy, is a splendid performance of civilized sparring. And Jane Austen’s radiant wit sparkles as her characters dance a delicate quadrille of flirtation and intrigue, making this book the most superb comedy of manners of Regency England.

| My thoughts |

This was the first time I had read a book by Jane Austen. I don’t usually read classics, they are not a genre of book I am comfortable with at all. I have tried to read them before but I have always ended up putting them down after a couple of pages. 

Mrs Bennet was not a character I liked at all. I know she was only acting as expected for the time period, granted slightly exaggerated but it was just not something I could relate to and it really put me off her. My thoughts on the mother didn’t take anything away from the reading experience. Elizabeth is a strong-willed girl, who is independent and doesn’t want to be pushed into something she doesn’t want to do by anyone including her mum. She did seem to make everything about her and thought she was better than anyone else, that she was more intelligent than other characters. I did like the family dynamics.

I enjoyed the story and liked the way the romances where done. I liked the way Jane Austen writes and I have a few more of her books that I am now seriously considering picking up.

 

4 thoughts on “Review: Pride and Prejudice

  1. What a coincidence! I just started reading this book. I’m 50 pages in, and liking it. I looove the movie, so hopefully I would love this too 🤞

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  2. I loved Pride & Prejudice, and have read a couple of other Austen books: Mansfield Park and Sense & Sensibility. I also loved those, especially S&S.

    Have you read any Brontë novels? I can highly recommend Wuthering Heights or Jane Eyre. Their work is much darker than Austen’s, and both of these books blew me away.

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    1. I have Mansfield Park on my shelf, as well as Northanger Abbey and Persuasion. I have wanted to try put some Bronte novels but I am not to sure where to start as it isnt something I would usually read

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