Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Obtained: Personal copy
Release Date: January 28, 1813
Publisher: My copy was by Oxford World’s Classics
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Pride And Prejudice, the story of Mrs. Bennett’s attempts to marry off her five daughters is one of the best-loved and most enduring classics in English literature. Excitement fizzes through the Bennett household at Longbourn in Hertfordshire when young, eligible Mr. Charles Bingley rents the fine house nearby. He may have sisters, but he also has male friends, and one of these the haughty, and even wealthier, Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy irks the vivacious Elizabeth Bennett, the second of the Bennet girls. She annoys him. Which is how we know they must one day marry. The romantic clash between the opinionated Elizabeth and Darcy is a splendid rendition of civilized sparring. As the characters dance a delicate quadrille of flirtation and intrigue, Jane Austen’s radiantly caustic wit and keen observation sparkle
I loved Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen! It’s a book that I couldn’t put down for very long because I got so caught up in following Elizabeth Bennett’s story. Months at a time are skipped within this novel, which was rather unusual for my reading habits, but I caught on. This novel is all about heresay and observations each character makes about the others. Jane Austen writes it in such a way that it isn’t full of Lizzy trying to fix things. She constantly says that she has to let go of things because she finds it useless to regret her own actions. She’s willing to live with the consequences, even when it means that she’s taunted by her sister Lydia. Oh, and Lydia sure does taunt.
Pride and Prejudice will leave you wanting more Austen and possibly wishing to hug Mr Bennet and Mr Darcy for how intelligent they are and how much respect they have for Elizabeth. She is a dreamer and a thinker, and that could possibly be a turn-off for a lot of people, but these two gentlemen allow her to speak her mind and give her good response for doing so.
I totally ship the friendship between Georgiana Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet! I wish we could have seen a bit more of that friendship because I’m sure they were on the path to becoming such great friends.