Review: Pride and Prejudice

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Rating: ★★★★½

This was my second book by Jane Austen, the first being Sense and Sensibility. When I read Sense and Sensibility, I found that I liked it but wasn’t blown away by it. And given the fact that I now remember absolutely nothing about it, it didn’t leave much of an impression on me. Going into Pride and Prejudice, I didn’t know if it was going to be like that too, so I didn’t have very high expectations. Additionally, I did read an adapted version of Pride and Prejudice for kids when I was little, and I remember enjoying that but that was a watered down version written in very plain English.

Fortunately, I enjoyed Pride and Prejudice a lot more than Sense and Sensibility. I loved the storyline and plot. Initially, I feared that I might get bored, but I was throughly engaged throughout the novel. There was always something of interest happening. The short chapters also helped because it made the book go by very quickly. I’m actually impressed that I finished this in less than a week because I for sure thought it would take me a least one week. 

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I also loved the characters, the Bennet family especially. The mother was hilarious and so over the top. Elizabeth and Jane’s sisterly bond was very strong and that was so nice to see. Mr. and Mrs. Gardiner were also pretty awesome.

As for Mr. Darcy, I have to admit I did find him to be pretty swoon-worthy. I didn’t want to fall for him because everyone loves him, but it was hard not to. 

Lastly, I found the book to be just a tad bit too short. I wanted more, but I guess that’s just the sign of a good book. 

Overall, Pride and Prejudice exceeded my expectations and I am glad that I finally read this much beloved and talked about classic. 

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23 thoughts on “Review: Pride and Prejudice

  1. Peachy says:

    HAHA! So glad you also found Mr. Darcy irresistible – I can understand why you wouldn’t want to because he’s popular enough already (LOL, we don’t need ONE MORE rival) but it gives me confidence that I have great tastes and I chose well 😉
    He was my #bookboyfriend waaayyy before I even knew what a #bookboyfriend was.

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