Book review: Jane Austen – “Pride and Prejudice”

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So finally I am doing a review of this overly beautiful and fantastic novel, a word’s classic, one of the greatest novels written in the history of literature, and maybe the top role model for female writers. 

I actually bought this book because of a seminar for uni. Before, I thought I would read it some time in the far future when I would feel like reading it. I always thought it to be quite boring and cheesy for my taste. A kind of book that maybe desperate single cat-ladies would fancy. I wouldn’t call myself desperate (although I am single) or a cat lady (impossible because of my allergy), but I L.O.V.E.D. this book! I literally fell in love with it. The whole setting, the succession of the plot, the characters which were neither too less to get bored, nor too many to get confused. Just the perfect dose. The setting and the activities kind of remembered to an old-fashioned gossip girl. Rather rich people, going to parties almost every week, meeting handsome, rich men and trying to approach them. 

My favorite character is obviously Mr. Darcy. I somehow like his coldness at the beginning which turns into love at the end. I think I can somehow even identify with him at some point. I also liked his misunderstood role, caused by jealousy and gossip of the other guy (Lydia’s husband).

I liked the idea of the title. The pride stands for Mr. Darcy, and the prejudice for Elizabeth, which I thought was a simple, yet great idea. 

When it comes to the story succession, I can say that it never got boring, NEVER! There was something happening all the time, and every line is important for the plot of the story. 

I really enjoyed this masterwork of Jane Austen, and want to read more from her, maybe “Mansfield Park” and “Sense and Sensibility” next. She really is one of the best writers ever. When it comes to british fiction, I like her style more than Dickens’, although he is newer. 

Since I have so less to criticize about this story, the review is a rather short one, but I hope you enjoyed it and I could somehow convince you to read this piece of art. 

Final rating – 10/10: No flaws, entertaining and educating novel, and of course one of the best stories of all time. 

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7 thoughts on “Book review: Jane Austen – “Pride and Prejudice”

  1. Hurray, I’m so glad you loved Pride and Prejudice! Jane Austen is one of my absolute favorite authors – I’ve read all of her books and they are all just as good as Pride and Prejudice!! :)

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  2. If you love Pride and Prejudice, you should really read Jane Eyre and cross it off your book list! I like it even better and it’s such a smooth read.
    I’m glad I found your blog. There aren’t many of us who decide to blog in English ;)

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