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5.0 out of 5 stars Pride and Prejudice
I first bought this book in its Kindle version a week ago. To be honest, I wasn't really that keen on it. I was only persuaded to read it because I was new to the Kindle and didn't yet have a lot of books to read on it. I expected it to be tedious. I didn't find the title promising, for one thing. And for another, I had an not entirely unreasonable feeling that, since...
Published on 24 July 2011 by Sapphire
43 of 46 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Why is the free version abridged? : (
Yes, I know this is free so you can't expect much from a free book but why can't we have the full text? This is my favourite classic and I was looking forward to reading the e-version but feel I have been cheated. One of my reasons for getting a Kindle was the promise of free classics and now I'm finding it be a promise with hidden terms and conditions.
I'm sure this...
Published 18 months ago by Vixenfox
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic and readable,
This review is from: Pride and Prejudice (Penguin Classics) (Paperback)I have highly enjoyed this novel. The plot, the humour and the characterisation make it a wonderful and readable story. It really does give the reader an insight into Victorian society and a lot of the events and feeling illustrated in this novel relate to life today.
5.0 out of 5 stars Timelessly brilliant,
This review is from: Pride and Prejudice (Kindle Edition)One of my favourite novels. This book is a timeless classic that I find hard to put down. Thank heavens for kindles because now i don't have to!
5.0 out of 5 stars Good and nice hardcover,
This review is from: Pride and Prejudice (Clothbound Classics) (Hardcover)A nice book with a nice cover, love it. Super quality for this price and nicely send at home.
It was a birthday present and she loved it, she almost cried cause she was searching for this title with a nice cover on it.
5.0 out of 5 stars Utterly Stunning!,
This review is from: Pride and Prejudice (Penguin Classics) (Paperback)It is a truth universally acknowledged...That Pride & Prejudice is the most beautiful book ever written.
I can't tell you how many times I have read P&P. It is a timeless classic that all should read.
5.0 out of 5 stars You probably know the story, but the book is still worth a read,
This review is from: Pride and Prejudice (Kindle Edition)Most TV and raido adaptations have a lot of time restrictions, and often make small changes to suit a modern audience. That said, Jane Austens writing feels modern, and not something from so long ago. The extra words bring to life the politics of the day far better than you see on the screen. There arent many books I re-read, but this is one of them, and it is definately my favourite of her books. That said many others must feel this way, or it wouldnt be filmed and read so often!
This isnt a heavy going book, and ideal for some light hearted holiday reading. Also suitable for teenagers to read, you never know they may find they like the classics. And its free!
5.0 out of 5 stars Still the best of Austen,
This review is from: Pride and Prejudice (Kindle Edition)Over 30 years since I first read this classic novel, and it still has the ability to stir the heart. A story set against class and predudice, love conquers all. Strong central characters, Elizabeth and Darcy make this a book to read in one sitting.
4.0 out of 5 stars Thanks but not really for me,
This review is from: Pride and Prejudice (Kindle Edition)I picked this book as it was in the BBC top 100 books list as number Two. As a young man i was skeptical about how girlie this book would be. The answer is very. I liked the book overall but i did read it fairly quickly hoping that eventually something interesting would happen. If you are after a good insight into the romantic intentions of well to do women in the early 19th century then look no further.
All in all im glad that i read this classic book and thanks to amazon for providing it and the kindle for displaying it perfectly.
5.0 out of 5 stars A little night reading,
This review is from: Pride and Prejudice (Kindle Edition)Kindle download, amazing, Great good book and well worth it, not more than i can say. Well down Amazon and Kindle
5.0 out of 5 stars wonderful,
This review is from: Pride and Prejudice (Kindle Edition)someone says its better on the screen. but the book at the end goes into far more detail. and hey you discover MR Darcy's first name. enjoyed this book.
5.0 out of 5 stars The only romantic novel I can stand and I love it,
This review is from: Pride and Prejudice (Oxford World's Classics) (Paperback)I came to read this later than most, during an Open University course, and found myself loving it quite unexpectedly. I'd see the series years ago (the Colin Firth one) but never really realised how wonderful Elizabeth is- how outspoken, willed and wild.
Although the times called for female oppression and this novel doesn't exactly dispel the idea that women must marry rich men, Elizabeth is a step towards feminism, even if it's not quite there.
I don't like chick lit, I don't like romance much, but I don't really see this as either. It's just a really good story with some fantastic characters, and that's really why it's done so well in the years since it was first published in 1813.
I now intend to read Emma (Penguin Classics) and Northanger Abbey (Penguin Classics) and maybe even Persuasion (Penguin Classics).
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Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
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