Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen

28 Mar

Format: ebook, 281 pages
Published: June 1, 1998 (first published 1813)
Publisher: Public Domain Books (I got mine via Project Gutenberg)
Back cover blurb:
“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife.”

So begins Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen’s witty comedy of manners — one of the most popular novels of all time — that features splendidly civilized sparring between the proud Mr. Darcy and the prejudiced Elizabeth Bennet as they play out their spirited courtship in a series of eighteenth-century drawing-room intrigues. Renowned literary critic and historian George Saintsbury in 1894 declared it the “most perfect, the most characteristic, the most eminently quintessential of its author’s works,” and Eudora Welty in the twentieth century described it as “irresistible and as nearly flawless as any fiction could be.”

“The wit of Jane Austen has for partner the perfection of her taste.” –Virginia Woolf.

My review:
Still brilliant. *sigh* Mr Darcy is the perfect man – willing to change for his woman. And for me, he can only ever be Colin Firth. *sigh again*
My rating: 5/5
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6 Responses to “Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen”

  1. rohit June 15, 2011 at 1:52 am #

    Must be an enjoyable read Pride And Prejudice by Jane Austen. loved the way you wrote it. I find your review very genuine and original, this book is going in by “to read” list.

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