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Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen May 14, 2009

Posted by KJ theBookGirl in Novel, recommendation, review, theBookGirl.
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Pride and Prejudice "Vintage Classics" cover

Pride and Prejudice "Vintage Classics" cover

Recently I reread that amazing classic; Pride and Prejudice.
It is a beautiful book perfect for a romantic such as I am, or equally for someone who loves a book which is stylistically and profoundly written.

 

The blurb of this book is:
“Elizabeth Bennet is young, clever and attractive, but her mother is a nightmare and she and her four sisters are in dire need of financial security and escape in the shape husbands.
The arrival of nice Mr Bingley and arrogant Mr Darcy in the neighbourhood turns all their lives upside down in this witty drama of friendship, rivalry, enmity and love.”

The plot follows Elizabeth Bennet, who you quickly relate to, as she tries to find herself and what she wants in a flurry of visitors. Love is at the heart of the story, but the necessity of finding a man who has the wealth to support her is equally important…and she could never marry someone who she does not love. Equally, you learn to have affection for her sister, Jane, who, too, must find herself a husband.

In this enchanting story you are introduced to the type of man that just aren’t around anymore – the wondeful gentlemanly type who is chivalrous and very amiable. The whole cast of gentlemen from Mr Wickham to the infamous Mr Darcy makes the love stories all the more gripping.

The tale, with many a twist and turns, enjoys the romance of the late Georgian era, where Lizzy learns to trust others and, too distrust others.

Bad points? Really, I don’t think I could criticise Austen’s style, plot, characters or themes. She’s awesome, and I’ll leave it at that.

Good points? All of the above.

Read it if you don’t want to miss out on one of Britain’s top novels!

KJ
theBookGirlKJ Reading

PS there has been a slight lapse in posts recently, and that will continue, reluctantly for a while due to the sheer amount of work I have… :\

Comments»

1. paulandrewrussell - January 17, 2010

This is a wonderful book. I read it years ago and it stayed with me. I’m old now. lol

2. Anna - May 22, 2012

I hope you don’t mind a question about the particular edition of Pride and Prejudice you have pictured. I am wondering, has the paper in this edition turned yellow? I heard that some of the current Vintage classic editions are printed on acid free paper, but not all. And I am looking for an Austen set on acid free paper.
Thanks!
Anna

KJ theBookGirl - May 22, 2012

Hey,
I’ve had that edition for about 6 or 7 years, but unfortunately the pages have turned slightly yellow – although I notice it only when directly comparing it to new books.
If you’re looking for a nice set, why not try the Penguin clothbound classics? http://www.penguin.co.uk/static/cs/uk/0/pubsetpages/clothboundclassics/index.html
I’m not sure if it’s acid free paper, but these start off very white, and having owned ‘The Odyssey’ from this range for a few months it still looks as white as snow.
Hope that helps!
KJ

Anna - May 22, 2012

Oh, that Penguin set is beautiful!! Thanks so much for the information!
Anna

3. Hanadi - January 1, 2013

I really like this book especially the main character Elizabeth Bennet and the way in which Austen analyzing other characters in her novel

4. hellocupcake0108 - May 28, 2016

I will definitely give this Austen novel a read!

5. Alexander Dump - October 29, 2016

Oh yes but do you recommend the abridged or unabridged one?


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