Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Pride and Prejudice Review: The Book

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Rating: ★★★★★

Pride and Prejudice is a classic, if you read the synopsis then it would just give away the majority of the plot. I'd rather if you did not know much, it is better to embark on the book that way. If you disagree then you could look up the synopsis on google or goodreads. So no synopsis from me.

I have only watched Pride and Prejudice (the movie) when I was younger and it was only in parts not whole, thus I cannot really remember anything- thanks to my brilliant memory. Which is why when I started reading Pride and Prejudice I only had a very vague idea of the plot as a whole. I was pretty surprised by how good the book is. Going into the book at the start, I was afraid because people either loved it or hated it and most of the people whom opinion I trust thought the novel was too slow and lacked action.

The novel concentrates more on character development and personality analysis, which could be to many viewed as dull as they seek more action and perhaps a plot twist. However, the novel portrays the mindset and outlook of the era quite impeccably. I have not read many books in that time, nor have I read many with the subject of courting and marrying and it does quite interest me very much. Therefore, I found this novel highly entertaining and very well written. I do not have any negative feed-back about it at all, which is quite surprising because I thought I may enjoy it but I would have some minor issues. 

I am a bit concerned that maybe if I read too much of this writing style it could be tedious. However, I will continue reading Austen's novels after this good start. 

absolutely loved Mr. Bennets character, I wish Austen shed more light on him. Mrs. Bennet on the other hand should be strangled, she really got on my nerves and I kept fuming whenever she dropped a very rude and shallow remark, yet she was brilliant in a I-want-to-kill-her way. It does though, portray many personas of that time. I did not however, expect a character like Mr. Bennet to be present. All the other characters are well-written and entertaining as well. 

Spoilers below this sentence.

I found it quite amusing the gradual change of Elizabeth's feeling from loath to utter love. 

Let me know what do you think of the book? Who is your favorite character and why?

Happy reading,

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