Pride and Prejudice
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Pride and Prejudice
Jane Austen
Literature
Aug 13, 2018
The best introduction to Austen’s work is surely the second of the six novels she wrote before her death at only forty-one, Pride and Prejudice, in which she introduces us to Elizabeth Bennet, the wittiest and most vivacious of five sisters on the hunt—if their mother has her way, at least—for husbands. Pride and Prejudice is a marvel of vivid dialogue, winning characters, and lavish settings, but it is by no means frivolous. Austen’s droll observation of the manners and mores of her characters and their society is throughout inscribed with a stately eloquence and poise. To make art out of universally acknowledged truths and the compromises of social convention, both petty and pretty, is a rare gift, and no writer displays it more consistently than Jane Austen.
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Oct 28, 2018
I adored the Bollywood version of P&P, it was hilarious and touching and well suited to Indian life.
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Oct 28, 2018
Used in high school lit as an intro to Jane Austen
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Nov 25, 2018
Probably the favorite of Jane Austen's novels, one imagines that Elizabeth is much as Austen would like to imagine herself; this book has perhaps the most priceless of marriage proposals in all literature, and of refusals.
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Nov 28, 2018
memory is vague on this but it's good.
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Dec 25, 2018
One of my favorites
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Part of the canon of the greats.
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This book is iconic. Every time I open it and read the first line I feel like I’m returning home.
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Read and reading again.
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Great story, beautifully written with such intelligent and witty characters. Lots of heart, and good to finally see Elizabeth capture "Mr Right"
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Possibly the most perfect novel in th English language.
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Mar 29
One of my favorite books.
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Apr 5
Because the main characters are amazing.
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Absolutely delightful!
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A classic for good reason.
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