Friday, November 5, 2010

Review Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen

Pride and Prejudice (Signet Classics) by Jane Austen
☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Jane Austen's Pride & Prejudice is probably her most popular novel. I have to admit; I read Austen's novel Emma first and didn't thoroughly enjoy it. Therefore, I put off Pride & Prejudice for months and months. Finally one day I decided to take a crack at it. At first I found once again the plot to be slow and dry. Once the characters were all introduced I really became engrossed with the story and setting. I immediately fell in love with Elizabeth and grew to feel sorry for her. Elizabeth is the second eldest of five daughters. She is completely misunderstood by everyone in her family except for her eldest sister Jane and her father. It was very obvious that Elizabeth’s mother favored Jane and was very anxious for her to be engaged to Mr. Bingley, a wealthy gentleman who just moved in to Netherfield Park.

When Mr. Darcy was first introduced, I thought he was very arrogant and rude and just a revolting man to be around. However, as the story and plot continued I began to like him more and more. It was really hard to get a handle on Mr. Darcy. Is he arrogant and rude or is he really shy and mysterious?

Overall, I absolutely loved Austen’s Pride & Prejudice. I really got a feel for who most of the characters were and I loved the twists and turns. Austen did a fantastic job making it witty and comical. I would have given this novel 5 out of 5 stars, however, I did find it to be dry in parts and found myself skipping paragraphs and even a page or two at times and didn’t really feel I was missing anything. I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves a witty romance novel.


  1. I LOVE this book! One of my faves and my absolute fave by Jane Austen.

    I saw the A&E P&P miniseries first and fell in love with the story before ever reading a written word - - I think that helped with personally not finding the book dry.

    I hope you will try out a P&P variation or sequel from the many out there; there are some really fantastic ones!

  2. Lori, yes so far Pride & Prejudice is my favorite Jane Austen book. I didn't quite like Emma because I could not to her and I don't like characters that aren't easy to relate to because they don't seem real.

    Call me out of loop lol but what do you mean by A&E P&P miniseries?