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Lizzy as more of Socialist of the London Ton. Slight Spoilers!!
on 22 June 2007
I bought this book based of the online reviews and thought that it was satisfactory in respect to length, language and style. My main criticism is that Elizabeth seems to be more interested in the opinions of the London Ton and gaining a remarkable reputation. I thought this slightly unlike Lizzy in character, who never really cared for the opinions of others. I know she has to converse in society to uphold her husbands name and the honour of such a name. From this i felt that although, there are foundations for these actions, the behaviour of Lizzy throughout the novel is not the same character that Austen introduced with so much popularity.
The plot line is well established and shows a lot of the fears of Elizabeth as she faces matrimony and of the concerns when people try to interfere with the bliss of her marriage.
The prologue was literally the best part of the novel, showing the characters as they has developed over time and the happiness that was gained through trust in a marriage union. It can be seen as quite sad in a way especially when focusing on Kitty and Georgiana, who (i think) never acually got the man that she truely loved. It is funny too, certainly when looking at the demise of Wickham at the end and his effect on Lydia!!
A good read but be prepared to see a different side to Lizzy that Austen never introduced!