Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice

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recommendedTitle: Pride and Prejudice
Author: Jane Austen
Published: 1813
Publisher: Public Domain Books
ASIN: B000JMLFLW
Format: Kindle Edition
Series: N/A
Acquisition: FREE Download on Amazon

Purchase at: Amazon

When Elizabeth Bennet first meets eligible bachelor Fitzwilliam Darcy, she thinks him arrogant and conceited, while he struggles to remain indifferent to her good looks and lively mind. When she later discovers that Darcy has involved himself in the troubled relationship between his friend Bingley and her beloved sister Jane, she is determined to dislike him more than ever. In the sparkling comedy of manners that follows, Jane Austen shows the folly of judging by first impressions and superbly evokes the friendships, gossip and snobberies of provincial middle-class life.

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Okay. Let’s get things straight. I do not see myself as one astute enough to even critique a classic work. Therefore this is not much of a proper book review, but more of myself gushing on about how I felt about the book. I shall keep it short and sweet~

It is true that it is a wonderful piece of fiction. I was quite apprehensive in reading it because of its language and how well esteemed it is among others. But I was pleasantly surprised by the content of Pride and Prejudice. Although, it feels very much like the chick lit of their time. It mostly consisted of getting a man to marry the Bennets, and such simplistic stories do not easily catch my attention. However, it got interesting along the way, and I am glad that I kept on reading it until the end.

I was very much stirred by Elizabeth Bennet’s emotions. I hated Mr. Darcy for the first half of the book because he was impossibly arrogant. However, as the story progressed on, I was rooting for them, and I simply could not wait for their reconciliation. I must confess that I really did not care much for the other characters, especially Mr. Collins, Wickham, and Lydia. They were unbearable, and I did not care much for reading about them.

The biggest surprise I encountered was how witty and hilarious the writing was. I cannot help but feel how humorous Austen is in a posh kind of way. But I think that is more because of the language. Mr. Bennet was definitely entertaining.

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OVERALL, I enjoyed this book more than I thought I would, and if Jane Austen’s works are similarly written, then I would very much like to read more of her works. I also badly want to watch the movie! I love Mr. Darcy~

RATING:

4.5-star

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Disclaimer:

  • This is all based on personal opinion, and as much as I’m open to other people’s opinions, I hope you understand that this is based on what I feel. I avoid giving out spoilers as much as possible, too.
  • I do not own most of the images I use, and some may be subject to editing.
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3 thoughts on “Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice

  1. Yay! I’m still at page 56 of PP. And I am already doubting my patience. The language is too archaic and I have a hard time getting the hang of it. But since you have already posted a good review for it, then I have to endure.

    Thoughts and Pens

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