Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen

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Re: Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen

Post by curious_daisy » 14 Oct 2016, 11:30

This one definitely took me a while to get into but overall it's a good book hehe :D

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Post by Michelle92 » 14 Oct 2016, 16:25

Initially it can be a little hard to read but you'll definitely love it. It is an amazing classic and my favorite one.
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Post by abcarey » 08 Nov 2016, 13:58

It took me a long time to finally sit down and read this book. I heard how great the MOVIE was over and over but couldn't bring myself to watch the movie until I had read the book. I felt it was hard to get into at the beginning; not because of the story line but because of the wording/language in the book. However, I definitely was able to get into the book and I am happy I read it, it possibly is even one of my favorite classic reads.

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Post by jnp8812 » 11 Dec 2016, 00:25

This is definitely one of my favorites! The way that she uses dialogue to unveil the characters personalities is expertly done. Her story is both comical and realistic. I am currently rereading it for the fourth time.

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Post by MichaelaD » 19 Dec 2016, 16:53

An old time favorite and a must read for everyone. It was a bit hard to read in the beginning, but then you get a taste of the book and can't stop reading. I liked the way the author unveils the temper of the characters, loved their dialogues - both funny and real, and I enjoyed the evolution of the characters.

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Post by tot2487 » 21 Dec 2016, 05:13

I love this book so much it's kind of absurd. I took a class on Austen in college just so that I could discuss it with other people who would be as interested in it as I am. Elizabeth Bennett may be my favorite character ever written. Even when she's being ridiculous and rude to Mr. Darcy for no real reason, at least she's being funny while she's doing it. And Lydia's plight is still relevant today. These days I use Pride and Prejudice as a sort of "palette cleanser" after I read a book I didn't like. It always puts me back on an even keel.

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Post by sursangeet_2000 » 21 Dec 2016, 19:20

Oh pride and prejudice is all time favorite book!!My dad introduced me to this awesome author Jane Austen. I have read this book at least a dozen times. It is quite.obvious what Jane Austens opinion was on the customs of those.days. each and every of her book is a.satirical comment.

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Post by Life in Fiction » 22 Dec 2016, 15:19

From my experience Austen can be like Marmite - either love it or hate it. Well, not hate, perhaps get bored by it.

I am live within the "love" category, with 'Pride & Prejudice' or P&P, being my favourite. It was the first Austen novel I read and whenever I reread I relish and enjoy every moment. The wit, drama, feeling and writing style entrance me and take me away from my life.


I hope that any newcomers to the world of Austen or P&P will love it too.

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Post by Swara Sangeet » 31 Dec 2016, 04:22

It's a pretty good book! I loved the flow of language and the constant war of words and wit. This 'play' between the main characters seems to me similar to Shakespeare's comedy 'Much Ado About Nothing'. It's a wonderful read and can be more appreciated if one thinks about the era in which it was written.

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Post by Elaine_18 » 03 Jan 2017, 22:47

This book starts slow but it grows on you :)

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Post by Acwoolet » 09 Mar 2017, 15:43

I truly hope that you enjoyed this novel! Besides Gone with the Wind, this is my favorite classic novel. I re-read it at least once a year.

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Post by HeyMimi » 06 Jul 2017, 02:51

This is one of those classics you just have to have read in your life.

As a young girl (about 12y), I tried reading 'Pride& Prejudice, but had great difficulty with the archaic English (English is not my mother tongue).
I threw it aside after just a few chapters.
A couple of years later I saw one of the movies, finally understood the story and read the book again.
Now, I really enjoy Austen's works, seen (pretty much) all the movie adaptations and am working my way through all her books (again).

-- 06 Jul 2017, 02:51 --

This is one of those classics you just have to have read in your life.

As a young girl (about 12y), I tried reading 'Pride& Prejudice, but had great difficulty with the archaic English (English is not my mother tongue).
I threw it aside after just a few chapters.
A couple of years later I saw one of the movies, finally understood the story and read the book again.
Now, I really enjoy Austen's works, seen (pretty much) all the movie adaptations and am working my way through all her books (again).

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Post by jenjayfromSA » 25 Aug 2017, 03:19

Every couple of years I go back to Pride and Prejudice. I don't really know why. Perhaps it is such a leisured world, where you went to visit a friend or relative and stayed for weeks. No wonder Jane Austen had time to write between tea parties and the odd dance. Something about this grabbed me every time and, of course, I'm not alone. I've just found a book called "Diary of Mr Darcy". It looks hilarious. That's the next on the list!

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Post by Kinnera » 18 Sep 2017, 07:34

The opening line of this book has always had me captivated. One of the best ways to start a book is that! And it never gets old, and the book has so many quotable lines, it's amazing.
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Post by Tpop » 05 Nov 2017, 16:01

By far, one of my favorite books of all time. This is one I have been able to pick up every couple of years and enjoy it just as much as the first time. It is so nice to see all of those that have commented that they feel the same way.
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