I know that many of you, probably haven’t read this masterpiece. You have only two encuses. You either didn’t know that existed or you are foreign and you didn’t read classics in high school. If you know that this book does exists and you consciously avoit reading it, THEN stop everything you do and go get it. Read it! Is “Pride and Prejudice” the novel to introduce a new reader to Austen for the first time? Of course! It’s her best novel, after all. You’d be hooked from the first sentence; as I was. It’s terribly wonderful and clever, a romantic story that happens to be funny, with great character sketches that they remain unforgettable.
If I could, then I would give a million stars to Pride and Prejudice. I think that it’s Jane Austen’s best work, but you don’t need me to tell you that. She remains a queen of English Literature and she had proven it for centuries.
Here are my brief thoughts about the book :
1. As for the plot, it’s the best romantic story ever written. I wish though that Austen would have written a chapter of their married life. It would have reduced everyone’s curiosity.
2. The characters in this novel are so well sketched and portrayed. Take for example, Mr. Hurst who said to Elizabeth when their party played cards “Do you prefer cards to reading? That’s singular”. It’s the only sentence he said in the whole book, but still you can understand what kind of person he is.
Honestly, Elizabeth is my favourite female character of all time.
3. Ohh the sentences, how wonderful they are. They do have a style of their own! Austen did a great thing writing those dialogs.
4. Even the ridiculous characters, like Mr. Collins, Lydia and Mrs Bennet makes us laugh at their ridicule. If you think about it, we should instinctively hate them, but we don’t. Instead, we only sympathise them and cheer everytime they get in the room.
5. What really fascinates me about this book is that everytime I read it, it’s like I have never read it before. I see things that I didn’t notice previously. I don’t know if I’m the only one feeling that way.
6. And there’s Darcy. What can I say about him? Words wouldn’t do justice. Fitzwilliam Darcy set the level too high!