I first wanted to read this book because I watched the mini-series and missed on of the episodes. I had to find out what happened. Since buying the book I have read it over 15 times over the course of about 10 or more years. Every time I read it there is some detail I didn't notice before and it made me appreciate the mini-series even more. However, it made me think the more recent movie was totally inadequate and a joke.
If you like the romance of older times and gentlemen and ladies, it's a good book for you!
Pride and Prejudice is one of the most enjoyable books that I have read. Each time I dive into it I uncover another subtle insight into Elizabeth and Darcy's personality. Jane Austen followed a similar pattern in most of her novels but I feel that this book must be studied as the benchmark from which the others may be examined. I look for the Mrs. Bennett, Wickham, and Lady Catherine in all of her novels and shades of each seemed to be reflected in the others as well. This book should be required reading by all those interested in English literature.
I am a big fan of Jane Austen, and this book is definetly the most famous one of her collection. I have read it when I graduated form high school. And three years later, I still want to read it again. Besides, I slso want to read the other five novels of hers. She is a great author with enigmatic life experience and somestimes I just feel that I can see her own stories in her plots. Expecially when the settings and conversations are so reall!
Well written, though a quiet nook with a blanket is recommended before attempting the antiquated language... I love the romance and eloquence with which Ms. Austen delivers her story, but I did have to read some sections a few times over due to interruptions. Highly recommend to readers seeking a witty, inspired and feel-good romance.
As a schoolboy, I hated Austen. Recently, I found that her thing was satire. My teacher certainly never told me that. As satire its brilliant, as was LADY SUSAN, and, I suspect, all the rest I'm going to reread soon.
This was my first book download for my new tablet. I had not purchased my tablet for this capability, but it seems that may end up as one of it's purposes. Have already loaded to other books which I found free online.
Wether you enjoy historical romance or not, this book is a classic of the 19th century England. Jane Austen is an excellent author, splendid epoch vocabulary. Plenty of funny and dramatic situations,it is a fabulous portrait of that century . Every member of the Bennet family has a particular character and the details of each personality gives this novel a richness than is incomparable to any modern novel. Anyone who pretends to be or become an experienced reader simply must read this book once in his or her life. I personally read this book and every Austen novel every five years or so. If you are a romantic at heart, you will too. I strongly recommend you read the book before you see the movies that were made in the last few years. Totally recommended for teenagers.