- File Size: 915 KB
- Print Length: 446 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 8826404801
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: May 16, 2012
- Language: English
- ASIN: B008476HBM
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #96,954 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Pride and Prejudice Kindle Edition
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Pride and Prejudice was one of those books that I brought with me on a flight just because it was a book I didn't seem to get tired of. The writing style is classic Jane Austen-- with an exceptionally opinionated and witty heroine and a dark misunderstood hero who each has their fair share of prejudices and pride to overcome in their complicated relationship. In fact, the premise is so popular that it's been remade, rewritten, and parodied countless times throughout the years. I give full credit to its popularity due to Austen's exceptional writing ability and her talented skill in developing her characters.
This book needs no further accolades from me as I'm pretty sure everyone and their mother has probably already given it a go. It is no fluke that this is Austen's most popular work (Okay, it is, in fact, her most popular work) and Elizabeth is the most popular Austen heroine of all time. Girls of all ages and even some guys would probably enjoy this particular timeless story and its progressive heroine.
Although I wasn't exactly enamored during my reads, I feel that was due to my lukewarm interest in the romance genre in general. Honestly, I can see why this novel's status as a timeless classic is well deserved.
Pride and Prejudice has a lot going for it. Lively and witty language; a diverse cast of characters that range from sassy and smart to lovable but dimwitted to annoying yet crafty with plenty in between; a fiery romance rife with tension and constant ups and downs; not to mention a few twists and turns on occasion, though I saw all the "big ones" coming a mile away; and to top it all off, countless side-stories that were interesting enough all on their own yet complemented the main story at the same time. One thing is for sure, I'm impressed by Austen's plot weaving skills and will never doubt the legitimacy of her legacy. She's an amazing writer.
So, in short, I'm happy to report I've finally found a romance book I actually liked. Hell, I might even be tempted to try another.
The Bennet family are a rather quirky lot and the people they encounter seem to be rather odd also. And it's hard to imagine that in one time this was actually how marriages were discussed. If you weren't of a certain rank you weren't fit to marry, and in our culture today sometimes that is still the case, but we aren't deemed at birth to who we're supposed to marry. And it's quite interesting to watch as certain characters go from being undesirable partners to being all Elizabeth Bennet can think about. Which shows the realism of true relationships, because sometimes you don't at all like your partner when you first meet but years later when your paths cross you fall in love with them because they've changed and you've changed.
The family gets bad news shortly before blown away with two great blessings. The bad being one of their daughters has run off with an estranged man to live a very unhappy life, which is believed to be the case at the end of the novel. And is truth nowadays with so many girls who run off and get married at a young age without ever thinking before doing so. Then the great news that their two oldest daughters have been proposed to by exceeding welloff men. Even though the family struggles with Elizabeth's choice in whom she is to marry. I'm actually quite happy that the two of them get married in the end because I found myself yelling at her after she turned down his proposal the first time, and kept hoping that he'd ask her again. He striked me as the guy to keep pursuing no matter how many times he was turned down.
The story was well written and I'm pleased to say that I really enjoyed it. And plan to actually read more from Jane Austen, even though her works are not my usual genre preference. She has a way with words that just engulfed me into this old world and made me feel like I was a part of it that I really want to experience that again.
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