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You see, I decided I wanted to get more literated by reading the "classicals" in between my steady flow of science fiction, mystery and horror.
The question was where to begin. It also made me made retrospectively pleased that I named my youngest daughter Sydney. One, I thought it might be a bit too romantical for me. The second, and much more distressing, reason was that Twilight was on many of the same lists as this book.
Austen fans should pull a nutty over that one. So needless to say I went into this thinking I might hate it. I absolutely loved this book and had a mammoth, raging heart-on for it from the opening scene at the breakfast table when Father Witty Mr.
Bennet is giving sly sarcasm to Mrs. I literaphorically could not get enough of this story. I was instantly captivated by the characters and Elizabeth Bennet, the main protagonist, immediately became one of my all time favorite characters.
Darcy joined that party as soon as he showed up in the narrative as I thought he was terrific as well. Overall, the writing could not have been better. It was descriptive, lush and brilliant.
The story could not have been more engaging or intelligent and the characters could not have been more magnificentastic. Elizabeth and Fitz are both smart, witty, self-confident and good.
Austen could not have written them better. Oh, and I am sorry if this is a bit of a minor spoiler but I need to add that George Wickham is a cock-blocking braggadouche of startling proportions.
I needed to say that and now I feel better. This one has made it onto my list of All Time Favorite novels and is truly one of the classics that lives up to its billing.
Guys, do not fear the AustenNov 29, · In addition to being greatly entertained, readers of Jane Austen's novel Pride and Prejudice will learn about life and gender roles among the upper classes in early 19th-century England.
Teen readers may be surprised and amused by the rigid rules of conduct imposed on young women of that place and time.5/5. Nov 02, · This entry was posted in Book Reviews, Reviews and tagged austen, book review, Jane austen, prejudice, pride, pride & prejudice, pride and prejudice, Review, surprise, surprised on November 2, by TheAuthor.
Meanwhile, Mr Collins, heir to their house Longbourne, is a 25 year old pompous cousin of theirs and a clergymen (Jane Austen seems to be fond of poking fun at clergymen). This review of Pride and Prejudice appeared in the journal The Critical Review in March , two months after the novel’s publication.
Like Jane Austen, The Critical Review was politically Tory. One of the most universally loved and admired English novels, Pride and Prejudice was penned as a popular entertainment.
But the consummate artistry of Jane Austen ( ) transformed this effervescent tale of rural romance into a witty, shrewdly observed satire of English country life that is now regarded as one of the principal treasures of English language/5(K).
Book Review - Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen.
This is my review of Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen. I started the book thinking (and hoping) it was a romantic love story.
I was a little disappointed at first, because the story felt quite slow till about halfway through, and there was little love and romance.