Bennet is giving sly sarcasm to Mrs. Mommie Put Upon. I literaphorically could not get enough of this story. I was instantly captivated by the characters and Elizabeth Bennet, the main protagonist, immediately became one of my all time favorite characters. Darcy joined that party as soon as he showed up in the narrative as I thought he was terrific as well. Overall, the writing could not have been better. It was descriptive, lush and brilliant. The story could not have been more engaging or intelligent and the characters could not have been more magnificentastic.
Elizabeth and Fitz are both smart, witty, self-confident and good. Austen could not have written them better. Oh, and I am sorry if this is a bit of a minor spoiler but I need to add that George Wickham is a cock-blocking braggadouche of startling proportions. I needed to say that and now I feel better. This one has made it onto my list of All Time Favorite novels and is truly one of the classics that lives up to its billing. Guys, do not fear the Austen View all comments. Mar 07, Rolls rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Anyone who is unafraid to be seen reading this on the subway.
Up until about page one hundred I found this book vexing, frivolous and down right tedious. I now count myself as a convert to the Austen cult. I must confess I have been known to express an antipathy for anything written or set before I just cannot get down with corsets, outdoor plumbing and buggy rides. Whenever someone dips a quill into an inkwell my eyes glaze over.
This is a shortcoming I readily "Pride and Prejudice" by Jane Austen started off annoying me and ended up enchanting me. This is a shortcoming I readily own up to but have no desire to correct.
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So I admit to not starting this book with the highest of hopes. I did really enjoy Ang Lee's "Sense and Sensibility" however and so when my friend threw the gauntlet down I dutifully picked it up. Boy did I hate him at first. To get anywhere with this book one has to immerse oneself in the realities of life and marriage in the nineteenth century.
At first all this talk of entailment and manners just left me cold. I liked the language to be sure. Austen's dialogue is delightful through out but dialogue alone no matter how delicious does not a great novel make.
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A hundred pages or so in though I started to see what a shrewd eye for character this Austen woman had. Collins was the first person I marvelled at. His character springs forth fully formed as a total but somehow loveable ass. From that point on I found much to love about this book. I was so into it by the end that I was laughing at some characters, sympathizing with others and clucking my tongue at an unhappy few.
In short I was completely absorbed. In conclusion I must now count myself a fan of Miss Austen's novels and not just their fim adaptations and do so look forward to acqauinting myself with more of her work in the future. View all 58 comments. NOTE: The review you are about to read was written in That's almost 10 years ago! I was 17 and thought I was the smartest person ever!
In all honesty I barely remember this book. So, negative comments regarding my intelligence are no longer necessary. They will be ignored. As they have been for probably 6 years now. Can we all just LOL at my use of the words "mind-numbing balls"?? This book is quite possibly the most insipid novel I have ever read in my life. Why this book is so highly treasured by society is beyond me. It is pages of nothing. The story really probably could have been told in about 8 pages, but Austen makes us slog through pages of mind-numbing balls and dinner-parties.
This is a snore. Read my review of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. Kijan Karim totally agree Jun 28, AM. Kristen Zollars I totally agree! I am so tired of looking up words that haven't been used in over years. I can't wait to finish this book.
I consider myself a fai I totally agree! I consider myself a fairly intelligent person, but this book makes me feel dumb and tests my "pride". Aug 12, MacK rated it it was amazing Shelves: classics , favorites , brit-lit. Where my massive crush on Jane Austen began: alone, on a hot day in Montana, cursing her name.
I had to read it for AP English and I could not see the point. Girls need to marry. Girls can't get married. Girls are sad. Girls get married. Girls are happy. I went to school to half heartedly discuss it and waffled and wavered in an effort to please my teacher. Finally she said: "was it good or not, Ben?
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Once you know what to look for, it's hilarious. Once you're keyed into the contextual life of women, you have to feel for the plight of the Bennet sisters, and laugh at the crudity of their mother and Mr. So yes: I'm a guy and I love Jane Austen. You got a problem with that? Do you?
Well if you do, I'll be over here nursing my dorkiness just waiting for a fight for the honor of my beloved Jane. View all 32 comments.
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I finally did it!!!! And I loved it!!!! View all 18 comments. I was forced to read this by my future wife. I was not, however, forced to give it 5 stars.
ralasnichali.tk View all 28 comments. Jul 03, Hira rated it it was amazing Shelves: favorites , seen-the-movie , own. To summarize: Mister.