Sunday, December 2, 2012

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

It took me FOREVER to read Pride and Prejudice. It's written amazingly, but it's not what I'm used to. I went into the book not knowing what to expect. It was an old copy that had no description. As I got farther into the book, it got more and more interesting.

The old english was semi-hard to read but it was interesting to decipher. The main character Elizabeth Bennet is a lot like the heroins in modern stories, but for her time, she was very unique. She's a headstrong, stubborn girl who wants her to get way and won't be married unless she's in love. Even if the man offering marriage is rich.

I enjoyed reading the book and am glad it offered me a challenge. Even if it wasn't my favorite book in the world, it was a new style and type of writing. I love the idea that a girl is able to stand up for herself in a time when girls were often considered lower in society even then their own siblings. I give this book a solid four.


When Elizabeth Bennet first meets eligible bachelor Fitzwilliam Darcy, she thinks him arrogant and conceited; he is 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.

Title: Pride and Prejudice
Author: Jane Austen
Release: 1813
Publisher: T. Egerton, Whitehall

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