Pride and Prejudice

Pride and Prejudice

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Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Published:

1813

Pages:

311

ISBN:

0553213105

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Pride and Prejudice

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(38 Reviews)
Austen's finest comedy of manners portrays life in the genteel rural society of the early 1800s, and tells of the initial misunderstandings (and mutual enlightenment) between lively and quick witted Elizabeth Bennet and the haughty Mr. Darcy.

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Bennet," as she entered the room, "we have had a most delightful evening, a most excellent ball. I wish you had been there. Jane was so admired, nothing could be like it. Everybody said how well she looked; and Mr. Bingley thought her quite beautiful, and danced with her twice! Only think of that, my dear; he actually danced with her twice! and she was the only creature in the room that he asked a second time. First of all, he asked Miss Lucas. I was so vexed to see him stand up with her! But, however, he did not admire her at all; indeed, nobody can, you know; and he seemed quite struck with Jane as she was going down the dance. So he inquired who she was, and got introduced, and asked her for the two next. Then the two third he danced with Miss King, and the two fourth with Maria Lucas, and the two fifth with Jane again, and the two sixth with Lizzy, and the Boulanger--"

"If he had had any compassion for me," cried her husband impatiently, "he would not have danced half so

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all time fav. a classic!! hats off to such a brilliant writer! she brings out all the characters alive! each time i read it ..i can imagine the whole story unfolding in front of me..each minute details that she has described, be it..feelings, expressions, underlying sarcasm..
Miss Jane Austen.. u have addicted me to the written words..
Though too slow in the beginning moves faster in the middle.obvious ending and a bit outdated theme but over all it makes a pretty good read.
I have loved this book since I first read it forty years ago. Jane Austen was a brilliant writer. She writes with subtlety, intelligence and wit and her style is light and pleasant. There is not a dull moment in this story, and as the years have gone by, I have learned to appreciate new depths to the characters that escaped me in my youth. I have to say that all her novels are of the same quality -- Jane Austen had a wonderful understanding of character.
this book is simply wonderful, the sarcastism mixed with humour. The clear picture of the distance between the rich and the poor. The love that radiates between the sisters.
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Chloe.Gah!
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i think is one of the best novels in the whole world
i saw the movie with Keira and i loved it
but i like the book better
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payal adhikari
5
It is an excellent novel to read . You always come to such a end which you never know.
As I read the book I could not help but think that Jane Austen had portrayed herself in Elizabeth Bennet. This book is breathtaking, refreshing and left me with such incomparable contentment. A must read for all book lovers.