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Pride and Prejudice (book)

357 Ratings: 3.3
A novel by Jane Austen.

   "It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife." Next to the exhortation at the beginning of Moby-Dick, "Call me Ishmael," the first sentence of … see full wiki

Author: Jane Austen
Genre: Classics
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Date Published: December 31, 2002
ISBN: 0141439513 /9780141439518
65 reviews about Pride and Prejudice (book)
review by . March 26, 2011
The marriage, property and inheritance laws of the late 18th and early 19th century, by today's standards, can be considered cruelly misogynistic.      The Bennett family estate is entailed and, as Mr Bennett's family consists of his wife and five daughters (nary a son in sight), there is a strong likelihood that, when he passes away, the six surviving ladies will be left homeless and with no income or property. Mrs Bennett is deeply concerned with the situation and frantically …
review by . June 08, 2010
I love this book because it especially easy for someone who has ever been confused about a romantic relationship (aka everyone) to identify with Elizabeth Bennett or Mr. Darcy. The travails of either being pursued or pursuing ourselves are part of the core set of experiences that traverse through every branch of humanity. The Chase is an integral part of the human experience and Jane Austen's classic does a marvelous job of adding in appropriate amounts of family humor and theater drama to …
Quick Tip by . October 08, 2010
Pride and Prejudice vividly illustrates a caste of 18th century polite society. One learns about about what's good and what's bad and what's sheisty. It's so cool, because the sassy heroine of limited fortune attracts the rich, good-looking (appears to be stuck up but he's just "proper")
review by . July 04, 2010
I am not much of one for reading old, complicated prose books- I really prefer contemporary lit. But I wanted to give this a shot simply because it is such a institution. I was pleasantly surprised- it reads like an old novel, and could be considered long-winded by today's standards, but somehow I was hung up the entire time! its just such a fun book. you get so interested in all the couples in the book, i really responded to everyone. A lot of their problems were things that are completely …
review by . July 21, 2010
Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice is the most favorite of all the Austen novels to me.  The plot is so well constructed and the characters are amazingly colorful and more than just two dimensional.  Mr. Darcy, the male protagonist of the novel has a wonderful dark-brooding side to him.  The mystery of his aura is enough to make any woman swoon.  It is completely understandable how Miss Elizabeth Bennett could both love and disdain him.  Lizzie's older sister, Jane …
review by . June 08, 2010
I have read Pride and Prejudice twice. Both times were for a class I was taking. The first time was senior year in high school and I hated it. Second time was in my humanities class in college and enjoyed it. So this review is based on my second time reading it.   Pride and Prejudice is a novel written by Jane Austin way back in the 1800's. One thing I find fascinating about this novel is that the relationship between men and women have not changed very much since then. Granted the …
Quick Tip by . July 21, 2010
A classic story. I love Jane Austen! She's a wonderful author.
review by . July 17, 2010
Of Jane Austen's six novels, Pride and Prejudice is arguably the most beloved.  Main character Elizabeth Bennet has long been held up as an ideal for many a young woman.  But what really makes Austen's stories special is her sharp and witty insight into the natures of both women and men.  This shines through especially in her collection of characters in Pride and Prejudice.  While famous for her lovable heroines, Austen gives us equally entertaining male leads.  …
Quick Tip by . July 15, 2010
It's a classic for a reason. Who doesn't want Mr. Darcy to sweep them off their independent, strong-willed feet?
Quick Tip by . July 12, 2010
Great Classic!!! The humor is very subtle, but once you get through the old english style you'll catch on and it's quite humorous. Great love story too! :)
Quick Tip by . July 11, 2010
Although it can go a bit slow at some points, it's a must-read that can be applied to modern-day
Quick Tip by . July 10, 2010
got bored of this quite easily. the movie inspired me to read the book. i did not like the mother, and the book was too annoyingly old fashioned. thought kiera knightley is appealing, she does not appear in the book.
Quick Tip by . July 05, 2010
poor little rich girl
Quick Tip by . July 05, 2010
Jane Austen was a master novelist and Pride and Prejudice is one of the best examples of a true writer creating art. Beautiful.
Quick Tip by . July 04, 2010
A fabulous book with a classically wonderful heroine.
review by . June 24, 2010
This novel is one of the best love stories ever written. Not only is Jane Austen the most amazing writer of her century, but the characters she creates are just genius. When you begin this book, you don't realize what's going to happen, because it's a typical wealthy household with daughters ready to be "out" of the house. But when Elizabeth becomes the sensible, practical, intelligent girl of the bunch, you wonder who in the world she could marry...Of all the weird men that …
Quick Tip by . July 02, 2010
The original romantic comedy.
Quick Tip by . July 02, 2010
A fine example of its genre, and a good, tongue-in-cheek tale in its own right. Don't be put off by what is to modern eyes/ears overly formal language; just flow with it, and you'll enjoy a wonderful tale!
Quick Tip by . July 02, 2010
A bit of a difficult read, but always a classic.
Quick Tip by . July 02, 2010
social classes
Quick Tip by . July 01, 2010
A must read classic by Jane Austen!
review by . June 29, 2010
I have an old copy of this book that is all but falling apart and yet I still cannot put it down. The spell-binding story of Elizabeth Bennett and Mr. Darcy that has been brought to the small and big screen alike is a wonderful story for women and men alike. Elizabeth is a young headstrong woman living in the English countryside who many people can identify with because she is on the poor side, underestimated by others, the best of friends, but above all, is loved by her sister. Then we meet Mr. …
Quick Tip by . June 29, 2010
classic read - great works
Quick Tip by . June 29, 2010
A timeless classic, however the elevated prose is excellent, this book is also a higher level schlocky romance. In reality, Jane Austin never married.
Quick Tip by . June 28, 2010
Cute romance.
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