Pride and Prejudice (Wordsworth Classics) Paperback – 5 May 1992
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I bless the day when I wrestled with my prejudice and picked up a friend's anthology of Austen's novels. I had heard plenty about Austen's "social observation" before. It's an unfortunate phrase, because it suggested to me that her writing would be interesting but a bit dry and academic. Not a bit of it.
All of the Austen novels I've read so far have been good, but Pride and Prejudice is head and shoulders above the rest and ranks as one of the most entertaining books I have ever read. The characters are fabulously drawn, from the odious Mr Collins and the vacuous Lydia to the blithe Mr Bingley and the truly heroic Lizzie Bennett. The book is wonderfully constructed, going through what seems to be fairly straightforward plot development before Mr Darcy's proposal puts the main protagonists through a second half full of suspense and heart-felt self-criticism. Austen's writing is clear, concise, full of acute observations and coloured with a wonderful sense of humour.
While the whole book is extremely satisfying, it is Lizzie who steals the show. Much has been made of Mr Darcy's sex appeal, but most red-blooded men would find hard to deny that Miss Bennett is a deeply fascinating and attractive woman. She is fabulous throughout, and the story is peppered with moments where she delivers some truly marvelous dialogue, not least her reaction to Mr Darcy's proposal and her interview with Lady Catherine (which almost had me cheering out loud on the train into work). Strong-willed, intelligent, good-looking and cool under pressure; what a woman.
A fabulous book. How I wish I had read it years ago.
The rough outline of the story is about high-ranking Mr. Darcy, who has a massive amount of wealth and middle-class Elizabeth Bennett, who has a determined prejudice against Mr. Darcy because of his pride. As the passion between them grows,it becomes more and more unlikely of their being united. I also really like the way it is all so realistic and makes you believe every word of the book. I won't go into the plot to spoil the surprise.
I've really enjoyed this book...more than anything that I have ever read before, and I hope you will read and enjoy it too. I really recommend this book to anyone over ten years of age. It is a great read... Unmissable!!
For the reasons some reviewers give as a negative, I really enjoyed the retelling of this story and all the little, very funny, variations that McCall Smith brings to the well-known tale. Emma's character is more complex here than in Austen, and we see her from an emotional as well as a philosophical viewpoint. There's even a teasing question over her sexuality! Frank Churchill "comes out" to Emma as gay, and Harriet cavorts in the nude at Emma's suggestion. Mrs Goddard bakes hash cakes, and Mr Woodhouse is absorbed in his world of multivitamins, food supplements, and everyday perils like eating at restaurants. It all works for me.
If you like your Austen with a bit of modern humour, do give this a go.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Good copy but I wish it had a proper contents page with chapter number rather than picture number.Published 2 days ago by Amazon Customer
Bennet is spelled with one "t". It is not very encouraging when you get it wrong in the book description.Published 2 days ago by Jane G
The front and back cover of the book I received is completely damaged, it looks as though someone had scrubbed off the design and stained it. Read morePublished 9 days ago by Amazon Customer
It's exactly what I expected from a Jane Austen novel. SPOILER ALERT. The novel centres around a group of sisters and is very much a time-piece as they attempt to navigate the... Read morePublished 12 days ago by Aimee