Today I will be writing a review on the early romance novel Pride and Prejudice or First Impressions, to give it it’s original title, by Jane Austen.
My first thoughts after I read Pride and Prejudice was “phew”!!! It took me at least a week to get through and I am quite a speedy reader. I found that although Miss Austen does describe extremely well she did tend to use quite “flowery” language and emphasise points that did not need to be emphasised.
Despite these points she does have a remarkable way of creating relatable characters that really helped to keep the story alive. For example I wanted to be Elizabeth Bennet, I was attracted to Mr Darcy, I laughed at Mrs Bennet and slap Mr Bingley’s sisters.
This is the first classical book I read and properly understood. Most of the classical books I have read have been dull and dreary but this one I actually managed to relate to and comprehend. Jane Austen, for me anyway, actually made classical books interesting and fun for me. I look forward to reading some of her other works.
Overall rating: 8/10
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