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Pride and Prejudice

'It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife.' Thus memorably begins Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, one of the world's most popular novels. Pride and Prejudice--Austen's own 'darling child'--tells the story of fiercely independent Elizabeth Bennett, one of five sisters who must marry rich, as she confounds the arrogant, wealthy Mr. Darcy. What ensues is one of the most delightful and engrossingly readable courtships known to literature, written by a precocious Austen when she was just twenty-one years old.Humorous and profound, and filled with highly entertaining dialogue, this witty comedy of manners dips and turns through drawing-rooms and plots to reach an immensely satisfying finale....

Title : Pride and Prejudice
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ISBN : 9780679783268
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 279 pages
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Pride and Prejudice Reviews

  • Zoë

    THIS BOOK IS MY JAM. JANE AUSTEN IS MY JAM. I LOVE EVERYTHING ABOUT HER AND THIS BOOK. READ THIS BOOK. THAT IS ALL.

  • Hailey (HaileyinBookland)

    I finally did it!!!! And I loved it!!!!

  • April (Aprilius Maximus)

    I am so genuinely surprised at the positive experience I had reading this book! I had so much fun reading it and can now understand why people love it so much :3 Let's be real this deserves 5 stars <3

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  • Bill  Kerwin



    A quintessential novel of manners. Fine moral intelligence and subtle psychological insight expressed in a straightforward, epigrammatic style. I read it for the first time forty years ago, and I am still half in love with Eliza Bennet.

  • °°°·.°·..·°¯°·._.· ʜᴇʟᴇɴ Ροζουλί Εωσφόρος ·._.·°¯°·.·° .·°°° ★·.·´¯`·.·★ Ⓥⓔⓡⓝⓤⓢ Ⓟⓞⓡⓣⓘⓣⓞⓡ Ⓐⓡⓒⓐⓝⓤⓢ Ταμετούρο   Αμ



    Ενα βιβλίο που γράφτηκε το 1797 με τον τίτλο

    « Πρώτες Εντυπώσεις», αναμφίβολα αντιπροσωπευτικός, διότι και οι δυο πρωταγωνιστικοί χαρακτήρες εντυπωσιάζονται λανθασμένα ο ένας για τον άλλον και χάνουν πολύτιμες στιγμές ανάμεσα τους ορμώμενοι απο φαινομενικά μειονεκτήματα και παρεξηγήσεις.

    Όταν εκδίδεται το 1813 το βιβλίο τούτο έχει τον ακόμη πιο εύστοχο τίτλο « Περηφάνεια και Προκατάληψη ».

    Δυο βασικά χαρακτηριστικά των πρωταγωνιστών μας αναμειγνύονται με το πάθος και τη λογική και αποτελούν ανασ
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  • Bookdragon Sean

    Society, with all its restrictive constructs, is one nasty piece of work.

    It comes with so many silly rules, so many silly expectations. Those of social station and wealth must be seen to marry someone of the same “worth” regardless of the feelings involved; they must be seen to marry someone on their level of class structure. But what of love? What of passion? Should it be quenched because of these all-encompassing silly constructs?

    Austen doesn’t think so.

    Enter Darcy, a man who is royally pis
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  • Nandakishore Varma

    If somebody had told me that I'd love a romance before I read this book, I would have laughed derisively.

    In my late teens, romance was just not my cup of tea: it was meant for (yechch!) - girls. I was happily reading about those brave and hardy men who blew up German castles (during World War II) and evil Communist strongholds (after the war). The only women in those books were beautiful spies or dangerous adventuresses.

    A few years later, my aunt pointed me to this book, after I had rather enjoy

    It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.

    However little known the feelings or views of such a man may be on his first entering a neighbourhood, this truth is so well fixed in the minds of the surrounding families, that he is considered the rightful property of some one or other of their daughters.


    By God! You can't be more true to life than this...

    [personal interlude]

    Scene: Myself at a marriage reception, strutting about rather proudly having recently landed a job.

    Mother calls: "Nandu! Come here for a moment."

    I go rather reluctantly, because I know what is about to transpire. It is like I dreaded: there is another female with mother. My mother presents me to her proudly.

    The lady looks me over with an appraising eye, and my knees are already weak.

    She says in a wondering tone: "My! How tall your son has grown!" (I'm all of five-feet-six-and-a-half inches.) "When I last saw you (this to me) you were only so tall..."(and she holds her hand the appropriate height from the floor. This is not surprising, because when she last saw me, I was only five years old.)

    She turns to my mother, and says the dreaded words: "He's employed now. Isn't it time he settled down?"

    Uh...oh. I sidle away, because I know what's coming next: she knows of a "nice girl" who would be the perfect match for me...

    [end of interlude]

    Oh, Mr. Bingley and Darcy, I sympathise with you from the bottom of my heart!

    ***

    Elizabeth Bennet was the first girl I hopelessly fell in love with. Unfortunately for me, she existed only on the pages of a book, so my love was doomed from the start.

    ***

    "...Happiness in marriage is entirely a matter of chance. If the dispositions of the parties are ever so well known to each other or ever so similar beforehand, it does not advance their felicity in the least. They always continue to grow sufficiently unlike afterwards to have their share of vexation; and it is better to know as little as possible of the defects of the person with whom you are to pass your life." - Charlotte Lucas.


    Being married to the same wonderful woman for more than twenty-three years, whom I did not know at all before our marriage was arranged, I can vouch for the veracity of the above statement.

    ***

    Wonderful book. Read it! ...more

  • Miranda Reads

    To summarize: Mister. Darcy.

    *cue the long, sustained high-pitched squealing *


    This was truly as glorious as I remember. Every time I reread this novel, I love it more.

    The romance , the high society , the witty banter. Gah. I just adore it all.
    "And your defect is to hate everybody."

    "And yours," he replied with a smile, "is willfully to misunderstand them."
    Elizabeth Bennet (second eldest of the five Bennet sisters) is the one with a clear, level head. Jane is the beautiful one, Mary ...more