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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I started it with great anticipation but was really disappointed by it......
Slow in the middle but saves face due to interesting but obvious end.
I really like this book. even after having read it 100 times, on openinig it again I can not help admiring
What admired me so much is how She begins all that story
I say if I cuold write a book i wish i began as she did.
Its the book for thoose who do not believe in power of love
how sudden it is.
No wonder that this book is one of the world's most loved books. Read it and you can't help but love it. The charecters are so real and beautifully sketched. A delightful book, must read for all who haven't yet read this masterpiece.
THIS I A MUST READ FOR ALL READERS... JANE IS ONE OF THOSE AUTHORS THAT NOT ONLY GIVES YOU ALL THE INFORMATION YOU NEED TO HAVE A VIVID PICTURE OF EXACTLY WHAT IS GOING ON BUT LEAVES JUST ENOUGH FOR YOU TO MAKE THE CHARACTERS YOUR OWN.. IT IS THE STORY THAT ANYONE AND EVERYONE WILL BE ABLE TO RELATE TO IN ONE FORM OR THE OTHER.. THE TRUTH OF REAL LOVE AND HATE AND HOW THEY ARE ONE IN THE SAME SO OFTEN.. I LOVE THE MOVIE BUT I ABSOLUTLY ADORE THE BOOK.. IT SHOULD BE REQUIRED READING IN ALL SCHOOLS.. TO BAD IT IS NOT.
Jane Austen's writing skills are stunning. This book proves it. The characters are real, the story is entertaining, and the overall quality of the novel makes it one of the best.
If you haven't read and are still wondering whether you should, I'm telling you, you should...
This book is the finest classic ever written by any author.
The book brings out the true essence of love which holds good even today.
Sometimes the last person u want to be with in the world is the person u cant be without is an apt summary of Lizzy's tale.
Some will see it as simply a romance, but beneath that facade is a delightful, rather satiric examination of the mannered society of the period. Were you to distill it all down you might be inclined to see it as nothing more than a novel about the fevered concerns of young women to make 'agreeable' matches with worthy members of the opposite sex. But a paucity of plot belies the true charm of this novel: strong, well delineated characters -- most notably Elizabeth Bennet. You become so enamored of her that you find yourself compelled to read onward.

Of course, when reading this book I couldn't help recalling the scene in the movie 'You've Got Mail,' when Tom Hank's character rather breezily disparages the novel. As a man I have to confess that the natural inclination would be to dismiss this novel outright. There's certainly nothing 'macho' about it. Nothing 'manly.' And if action and adventure are more your standard, then by all means avoid this book. But don't dismiss it because it's considered 'chicklit' or because you believe it to be in the vein of a Harlequin Romance novel. Nothing could be further from the truth. This is as fine a portrait as any of the gentried society of the period. A great way to learn something of the past in a most entertaining manner.
(Lindsay H.F. Brambles, author of In Darkness Bound)
I guess that one of the most enjoyable
book i ever read. How does two totally
polar persons come along together.

I really liked the social conversation
between the characters & their ways to hide
their mutual attractions.

This definately my favourite book for
Jane Austen