Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen)

>>> Nº 2 on My 2015 Reading Challenge – A classic romance <<<

I already knew the story was good, mind you, I had seen both recent adaptations of the novel, both the 1995 mini-series and the 2005 movie. Yet, this amazing book still managed to surprise me. I loved it, I might even say that it is within my 3 top favorite books of all time! I love it so much that I couldn’t (and still can’t) quite find the correct words to put here.

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Pride and Prejudice is perhaps Jane Austen’s most famous novel, and although I haven’t read the others yet, I can see why. She has a manner of writing that I had not encountered so far in the (not so) many books that I’ve read in my life. The way that she exposes the scenes and let us know exactly what everyone is thinking is refreshing, though the book is quite old. Most of the books I read are mainly from a certain point of view, so, even if another person’s thoughts are somehow apparent, they are rarely explicit. In this sense Pride and Prejudice was a marvelous change and oh, the characters are absolutely brilliant. If only people were as Jane saw them…

I have to admit that it’s quite hard for me to read Mr. Darcy and not see Colin Firth… it’s quite impossible! I think that might be the most brilliant piece of casting in all history!

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I will be reading the other Jane Austen’s novels within this year, but something tells me that Pride and Prejudice is a book that will never be far away from my hands.

Rating: 4.7 stars

4-5

23 thoughts on “Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen)

  1. impossiblegirl123 says:

    To my shame, I have to admit that I still haven’t read Pride and Prejudice. I have, however, read Northanger Abbey and Persuasion and I love both. Those were also amongst my favorites when I watched all the Austen movie adaptations. Persuasion especially is something I quite love in written and visual form, but there’s also this one version of Northanger Abbey where JJ Feild (from Austenland and Third Star) played the male main role that I couldn’t help but love as well.

    • MyTinyObsessions says:

      Oh, I fell in love with Northanger Abbey with JJ Field and Felicity Jones! It’s one of my next reads – I’m waiting for a time when I have a whole day just for reading, it’s the book I want to “read in a day” in my reading challenge.

      Persuasion, I saw the 2007 movie with Sally Hawkins and Rupert Penry-Jones and although I quite liked the story, I did not like the movie much – maybe because I didn’t quite felt Hawkings in the role…

  2. Angela says:

    I love Pride & Prejudice, it was my set book in grade eight and I haven’t enjoyed reading quite in the same way again.

    Unfortunately I didn’t particularly like her other works as much, I couldn’t even finish Sense & Sensibility. But I did enjoy Emma, even though Jane Austen herself said she was to be her least likable heroine.

  3. partyofone says:

    I absolutely loved Pride and Prejudice. I actually read it while the Lizzie Bennet Diaries were still publishing their weekly updates, and it was a really unique experience to read the book and envision the scenes and then watch them as a modern adaption. Though I will admit, now I picture all the Bennet sisters as feisty redheads.

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