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Review: Pride and Prejudice

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( The Jane Austen Book Club) Pride and Prejudice was originally entitled First Impressions. It was written between 1796 and 1797, and heavily revised before its publication in 1813. It is the most famous of the novels. Austen herself characterized it as "rather too light and bright, and sparkling," suggesting it needed some "solemn specious nonsense" for contrast. In an inversion of the classic ... Read full review

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Very powerful book. If I were to rewrite it, there is nothing I would do differently. The problem that I could ever find is that it makes girls expect to find their "ideal man".

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Pride and Prejudice, written by Jane Austen, was a surprisingly fascinating book to read. Racing through the pages, I discovered a window into the past. I have never read a book written in the 1800s, so it was challenging to read at times because of the different use of the English language. However, the comedic tone and mood kept me engaged throughout its entirety. Although the characters often felt emotionally detached, I was still able to easily connect with the main character because of her independence and wisdom. Jane Austen has a way of expressing humor that cannot be described. Laughing under my breath, I could not help but notice her witty sarcasm. Throughout the novel I could decipher Austen’s stance on many themes including marriage and society. The way the narrator mocked the cultured and prideful upper class showed me Austen’s viewpoint on society. I appreciated the novel’s use of irony and symbolism because it allowed me to connect the lessons that I learn in school to what I am reading at home. Overall, Pride and Prejudice provided an interesting viewpoint on society and the time period, which was very eye opening and easily kept my attention. 

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Reading this is a good book for kid my age but if they added info you will get but it was far best prejudice and don't get me wrong.This

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The first time I read this book, I was truly amazed by what was happening. This is such an amazing book, though at times it can be a bit difficult to understand. Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy were both characterized well and, again, it is such an amazing book! I will look forward to reading it again and again. 

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The second Pride and Prejudice movie has always been my favorite, but after reading this book, I now wish there were a few additives that would have given a little more depth to the characters as it did in the book. I had a few questions about my favorite movie and turned to this book to get the answers. I am very pleased with the story and the depth of it. I have a very high regard for this story and now find myself tempted to re-watch the first P&P movie just to see the differences and how it varies. Until I do, my current opinion stands. I love this story in all its forms but so far this book is my favorite! 

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In the book Pride and Prejudice, Elizabeth Benner falls in love with an aristocrat, but first she must become more humble and dissolve her pride in order to live happily ever after with Mr. Darcy. Discouraged by her pride, Elizabeth fears that she will never find love. I think people should read this book if they have a vehement liking for romantic books. I would also recommend it to anyone who likes older books. Jane Austen uses scintillating writing techniques to enhance her writing. Her use of whimsical writing makes this book connect with a variety of readers. The book completed, it is officially one of my favorite books.  

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(First Impressions: a movie lover's book club) As a club we read Pride & Prejudice in May 2015. Personally, I've read it at least five times. It is one of my favorite stories. A classic, and used as an inspiration for so many other stories. Pride & Prejudice is a historical fiction romantic comedy. In this one novel, Jane Austin tells numerous stories of love and courtship. She writes of how love can grow so slowly you don't even know it happened. How it can be a spark that lights a burning fire from the moment you meet someone. And, that love and marriage do not always go hand-in-hand. Some marry for comfort; some marry because they want to be married - not necessarily in love. I believe that this novel has held its popularity for so long because Austin allows there to be many reasons for love. Everyone is able to relate with the story, and everyone wants to have a love as deep as Elizabeth's and Darcy's, as passionate as Jane and Bingley's, and as comfortable as Charlotte and Collins'.
If you haven't read the book, do so. If you have, then do it again. I always find sometime new and wonderful between those pages.
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Amy Crofford
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12/16/14
Pride and Prejudice is an amazing story about a young lady named Elizabeth Bennet and her sisters. The story starts with a handsome bachelor named Mr. Bingley and his friend Mr. Darcy moving into the small town that the Bennet’s live in into a large mansion soon gathering the attention of a lot of the single bachelorettes and their parents. Including the Bennets. Mrs. Bennet soon tries to get her eldest daughter Jane to become acquainted with him and they soon fall in love. Elizabeth tries to become acquainted with Darcy but he says that she is to plain for him and offends her greatly leading to them too have a sort of love/hate relationship throughout the story. Later in the story two more bachelors Mr. Collins and Mr. Wickham show up in town. Mr. Collins soon sets his eyes on Elizabeth and asks to marry her but she refuses. Wickham though befriends Elizabeth and the girls and tells Elizabeth about his distaste for Darcy because apparently Darcy would not give him the inheritance that he thought he deserved since he was like a “second son” to Darcy’s father. This cause Elizabeth to dislike Darcy even more. Later on Bingley leaves town with no explanation to Jane which causes her to become extremely upset, Elizabeth later runs into Darcy and finds out that Bingley was going to propose but Darcy had told him not to. Darcy asks Elizabeth to marry him but Elizabeth refuses profusely since he caused her sister such distress. Later Darcy explains in a letter to Elizabeth that he doesn’t like Wickham because Wickham had convinced his little sister that he loved her and tried to convince her to marry her but only because he wanted her inheritance from their father that had left a generous amount of money for her. He also explained that the only reason he told Bingley that he shouldn’t be with Jane was because he thought that Jane didn’t feel the same as Bingley and he didn’t want his friend to get hurt. Later Elizabeth finds out that her younger sister Lydia has been seduced by Wickham and has run away with him ruining her reputation and threatening to leave Lydia unless the Bennets pay him to marry her, Darcy though comes and helps by paying Wickham himself. After Elizabeth finds out that Darcy saved her sisters reputation she falls in love with him. Bingley finally gets his act together and goes to the Bennet household and admits he’s been acting a fool and marries Jane. Soon Darcy proposes to Elizabeth again but this time she agrees and they also get married. This story is filled with many moments that keep making you want more. It’s a book I would definitely recommend you read and I guarantee you you will love it, Jane Austen has an amazing way of drawing you in with her stories and if you ever get the chance I recommend you read some of her other books too. 

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