Friday, November 20, 2009

Pride & Prejudice- By Jane Austen

The story is centered on the five daughters of a country gentleman, Mr. Bennet. Jane, the oldest, is sweet tempered and unwilling to believe anyone to be capable of wrongdoings; always giving everyone more chances then they deserve. Elizabeth the ‘next in age and beauty’ is strong willed and outspoken for a girl of her age. Mary prefers to be alone with her music and books. Kitty, a giggly airhead who always follows Lydia’s lead. Lydia, the youngest and the most shallow.

Throughout the whole book Mrs. Bennet is trying to get her five daughters married, preferably to a rich man, enter Mr. Bingly, Mr. Darcy, Mr. Wickham, and Mr. Collins.

I love this book, the characters and storyline are great. Definitely my favorite Jane Austen book that I've read so far. I would suggest watching the movie first; it’s easier to read the book when you are familiar with the story and language. I like the version with Kiera Knightly, but a lot of people I know like the 8 hour BBC version.

‘It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.’ you’ve just read the first two lines of Pride & Prejudice, go pick it up at your local library or a book store and continue it.

Interesting facts:
Pride and Prejudice was first published in 28 January 1813.
It was originally titled First Impressions.

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