Pride & Prejudice

Pride & Prejudice

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by Jane Austen
     
 

One of the all time best books ever read.  See more details below

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One of the all time best books ever read.

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ISBN-13:
2940011807855
Publisher:
Uplifting Publications
Publication date:
10/04/2010
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Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
191,541
File size:
884 KB

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Pride & Prejudice 4.3 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 71 reviews.
Abby_Bend More than 1 year ago
Jane Austen is a renowned author from the early 19th century. Her books are usually romantic novels with a strong heroine. This book, Pride and Prejudice was converted into a few motion pictures in various adaptations. Pride and Prejudice captivates the reader from the first chapter and keeps you wondering which Bennet girl will end up married. Ms. Austen introduces us to the Bennet family focusing on Elizabeth Bennet, who is a spirited woman searching for love. She enchants the reader with her amusing evaluations of her surroundings which made it easy to relate to her since it made her character lifelike. Jane Bennet is the sweet sister of Elizabeth who seeks the positive side of every person and situation. She captures the attention of the wealthy Mr. Bingley who is a gentleman with a pleasant disposition. Mr. Darcy is Mr. Bingley¿s friend who is captivated by Elizabeth Bennet. The story of Pride and Prejudice is based around the words of the title. Elizabeth Bennet is prideful as we see her response to Mr. Darcy¿s proposal, ¿I have never desired your good opinion, and you have certainly bestowed it most unwillingly.¿ (186) The women of that generation tried to marry as well as they possibly could, not necessarily for love. Mr. Darcy¿s prejudice gets in the way of the developing relationship between Jane and Mr. Bingley. He admitted to Elizabeth in his letter towards her after his first proposal of his assistance in breaking their relationship: ¿pointing out to my friend, the certain evils of such a choice.¿ Elizabeth does eventually realize that her pride got in the way of her happiness and lets Mr. Darcy into her heart. Mr. Darcy slowly changed his prejudices against Elizabeth and realized that she is of his stature, and is humbled by her as we see in their conversation after his second proposal: ¿You shewed me how insufficient were all my pretensions to please a woman worthy of being pleased.¿ (349) The novel captivates the audience from the beginning by putting the reader into feeling like part of the late 18th century by describing in detail each place they visited. Describing Elizabeth¿s first view of Mr. Darcy¿s house, Pemberley; ¿It was a large, handsome, stone building, standing well on rising ground, and backed by a ridge of high woody hills¿¿(235) The book brings the reader from the Bennet¿s house, Longbourne, to Netherfield, the estate that Mr. Bingley rents. They travel from London neighborhoods to Pemberley House. Pride and Prejudice is a classic story about love that takes during a time period where people are separated by class and value. Ms. Austen captivates her readers from the beginning and throughout every chapter with the romantic ups and downs of the Bennet sisters, which shows how she became a most beloved author of the early 19th century. The reader falls in love with all characters and ends the book feeling satisfied with how it ends.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I personally really enjoyed this book. It is such an innocent love story and Jane Austen is excellent at character development. Elizabeth is a strong, smart and whitty young lady who you can't help but love. Elizabeth's prejudice and Mr. Darcy's pride create an enchanting story not easily matched.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read almost of Jane Austen's books. Second time I have read this one and found it as amusing and interesting as when I first read it.
musiclady818 More than 1 year ago
The best piece of British literature ever written!! Modern romantic comedies are based on this book. Every young girl or woman should read this book!! It wouldn't hurt for guys to read it too and take a few lessons from Mr. Darcy!!!:-)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You learn a lot from this book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is a good classic and it is very romantic.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of favorites!!!
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I respect the fact that this is a classic and the strong female role Elizabeth plays for the era. Lizzy's mother was pretty funny contridicting herself several times and only really caring if her girls got married to a rich man. Many love stories today have branched from this book which I also respect, but it was really hard for me to stay interested. Dialog was place in narration at times and the read itself was very dry. There were long statements where by the time i was midway to almost done I forgot who was speaking and who with. Many of their conversations were not that interesting, but again I understand it is a classic and for the time and even for some people today it is still a favorite.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is awsome
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was an amazing book. I would not have read this if my english teacher didn't asine it to me. The begining was a little slow but reading the end was worth it. I am in eighth grade and i enjoyed this. I did not find it had to follow if you where paying atanchine. I would recomand this to anyone why like romantic fictions
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I love fine literature like little women but I think I am too young to enjoy it to the max so when I am older I think I will reread it.
Millie_123 More than 1 year ago
Love, Love, Love this book. But, the movie had a better ending. After reading the last sentence I thought my nook was missing a page!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I do believe that Shake It Up may have privelegd the readers to jump the gun on beleving a love story as a below comment has expected. But as i did say before this book does encourage a high level of reading and mabey you will find the love story hidden in the rough. I do love the story even so being 17 pages in.i
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