Book Review : Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Genre : Classic, Romance, Fiction
Page : 279 pages
Published : 28th January 1813

Since its immediate success in 1813, Pride and Prejudice has remained one of the most popular novels in the English language. Jane Austen called this brilliant work “her own darling child” and its vivacious heroine, Elizabeth Bennet, “as delightful a creature as ever appeared in print.” The romantic clash between the opinionated Elizabeth and her proud beau, Mr. Darcy, is a splendid performance of civilized sparring. And Jane Austen’s radiant wit sparkles as her characters dance a delicate quadrille of flirtation and intrigue, making this book the most superb comedy of manners of Regency England.

“I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of any thing than of a book! — When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.”

Pride and Prejudice has been lingering on my mind for I don’t know how long. I have taken an interest with this book for so long, taking it out from the shelves but ended up putting it back again because I am terrified that it won’t reach my expectations. Turns out, I am dead wrong.

Pride and Prejudice discuss about lots of issues back in the 1800’s era. The book shows the struggle woman had back in those years which made me feel really really blessed to enjoy the world in this modern generations. Back then, woman should have been able to master every possible talent to be classify as a royal, virtue and bright.

Pride and Prejudice is telling the story of Bennet’s family and in the end focusing more on the eldest daughter of Bennet’s family, Miss Elizabeth Bennet. She is brave, bright, cheerful, compassionate and what I really love about her is she doesn’t even care about other’s judgement and just be herself. Pride and Prejudice shows the romance line between Elizabeth and Mr.Darcy, a charming, wealthy and proud man.

Rather than romance, this book shows a fairly good deal about family relationship, which imply that blood is thicker than water. One thing that doesn’t add up to the book is I think the romance just kind of sudden in the beginning? Anyway, I love this classic and the characters are so sweet. I am not regretting my decision to read this book.

“A lady’s imagination is very rapid; it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony in a moment.” 

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