Thursday, May 10, 2012

Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen


Book Title:  Pride and Prejudice
Author: Jane Austen
Published By: Public Domain Books
Date Published: June 1st 1998
Genre: Classics, British Literature,  Romance
Pages: 333
Recommended Age: Young Adult, Adult
Read & Reviewed By: Me
Rating: C/3

One of the true classics.

It is one of my Kindle books.

When Elizabeth Bennet first meets Fitzwilliam Darcy she finds him arrogant and conceited, and he tries not to be persuaded by her good looks and intelligent mind. Elizabeth begins to believe the lies she is told about Darcy because they match her first impression of him, and when she finds out that he has planted himself in the middle of her favorite sister, Jane and Bingley’s complicated relationship she is determined to dislike him even more.

My Thoughts:
I liked the story very much because it is a realistic tale. Who has not misjudged people or held prejudices against someone for one reason or another?  What shy person hasn’t been called proud and conceited by people who don’t really know them? Jane Austen did an excellent job of telling a tale involving these two flaws that some, if not all people have had at one time or another.

I gave Pride and Prejudice three stars and a grad of C because there are too many characters to keep up with.  It took me several chapters to sort the characters out and to figure out that this story was mainly about Elizabeth and Darcy.  The story also has a slow start.  Pride and Prejudice does not begin to get interesting until the reader is almost half way through the story, then it starts flowing. This is why it took me a bit longer to read this book than it usually takes me to read.  If you enjoy the great classics, I recommend Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen.

Language: none
Adult Content: None
Violence: None

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