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Pride and Prejudice 60 stars Confessionthis book gave me an earth shattering Janeaustegasm and I am feeling a bit spent and vulnerable at the moment so please bear with me You see I decided I wanted to get literated by reading the classicals in between my steady flow of science fiction mystery and horror The uestion was where to beginAfter sherlocking through my Easton Press collection I started by pulling out my Dickens and reading A Tale of Two Cities which I thought was jaw dropping AMAZO and left me feeling warm satisfied and content It also made me made retrospectively pleased that I named my youngest daughter SydneyAfter Two City “Tale”ing I decided to give this book a whirl as I kept seeing it on GR lists of goodest books ever However I must admit I was hesitant going in to this for two big reasons One I thought it might be a bit too romantical for me The second and much distressing reason was that Twilight was on many of the same lists as this book Austen fans should pull a nutty over that oneSo needless to say I went into this thinking I might hate it Well for the 999987th time in my life at least according to my wife’s recordsI was wrong I absolutely loved this book and had a mammoth raging heart on for it from the opening scene at the breakfast table when Father Witty Mr Bennet is giving sly sarcasm to Mrs Mommie Put Upon I literaphorically could not get enough of this story I was instantly captivated by the characters and Elizabeth Bennet the main protagonist immediately became one of my all time favorite characters Mr Darcy joined that party as soon as he showed up in the narrative as I thought he was terrific as wellOverall the writing could not have been better It was descriptive lush and brilliant The story could not have been engaging or intelligent and the characters could not have been magnificentastic Elizabeth and Fitz are both smart witty self confident and good Austen could not have written them better Oh and I am sorry if this is a bit of a minor spoiler but I need to add that George Wickham is a cock blocking braggadouche of startling proportions I needed to say that and now I feel better This one has made it onto my list of All Time Favorite novels and is truly one of the classics that lives up to its billing A FINAL WORD TO THE GUYS Guys do not fear the Austenembrace the AustenHIGHEST POSSIBLE RECOMMENDATION Where my massive crush on Jane Austen began alone on a hot day in Montana cursing her nameI had to read it for AP English and I could not see the point Girls need to marry Girls can't get married Girls are sad Girls get married Girls are happyI went to school to half heartedly discuss it and waffled and wavered in an effort to please my teacher Finally she said was it good or not Ben No it wasn'tThank younow read this twenty pages of literary criticism for homeworkTwenty pages of literary criticism later I was hooked Once you know what to look for it's hilarious Once you're keyed into the contextual life of women you have to feel for the plight of the Bennet sisters and laugh at the crudity of their mother and Mr CollinsSo yes I'm a guy and I love Jane Austen You got a problem with that Huh Huh Do you Huh Well if you do I'll be over here nursing my dorkiness just waiting for a fight for the honor of my beloved Jane Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen started off annoying me and ended up enchanting me Up until about page one hundred I found this book vexing frivolous and down right tedious I now count myself as a convert to the Austen cult I must confess I have been known to express an antipathy for anything written or set before 1900 I just cannot get down with corsets outdoor plumbing and buggy rides Whenever someone dips a uill into an inkwell my eyes glaze over This is a shortcoming I readily own up to but have no desire to correct So I admit to not starting this book with the highest of hopes I did really enjoy Ang Lee's Sense and Sensibility however and so when my friend threw the gauntlet down I dutifully picked it upBoy did I hate him at first To get anywhere with this book one has to immerse oneself in the realities of life and marriage in the nineteenth century At first all this talk of entailment and manners just left me cold I liked the language to be sure Austen's dialogue is delightful through out but dialogue alone no matter how delicious does not a great novel makeA hundred pages or so in though I started to see what a shrewd eye for character this Austen woman had Mr Collins was the first person I marvelled at His character springs forth fully formed as a total but somehow loveable ass From that point on I found much to love about this book I was so into it by the end that I was laughing at some characters sympathizing with others and clucking my tongue at an unhappy few In short I was completely absorbed In conclusion I must now count myself a fan of Miss Austen's novels and not just their fim adaptations and do so look forward to acauinting myself with of her work in the future Emma anyone NOTE The review you are about to read was written in 2009 2009 That's over 10 years ago I was 17 and thought I was the smartest person ever In all honesty I barely remember this book So negative comments regarding my intelligence are no longer necessary They will be ignored As they have been for probably 7 years now CARRY ONPS Can we all just LOL at my use of the words mind numbing balls HA This book is uite possibly the most insipid novel I have ever read in my life Why this book is so highly treasured by society is beyond me It is 345 pages of nothing The characters are like wispy shadows of something that could be interesting the language that could be beautiful ends up becoming difficult to decipher and lead me than once to skip over entire paragraphs because I became tired of having to stumble through them only to emerge unsatisfied and the plot is non existent as though Austen one day decided she wanted to write a novel and began without having any idea what would happen except that there would be a boy and a girl who seemingly didn’t like each other but in the end got married The story really probably could have been told in about 8 pages but Austen makes us slog through 345 pages of mind numbing balls and dinner parties I don’t care what anyone says this is not great literature This is a snoreRead my review of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies THIS BOOK IS MY JAM JANE AUSTEN IS MY JAM I LOVE EVERYTHING ABOUT HER AND THIS BOOK READ THIS BOOK THAT IS ALL I was forced to read this by my future wifeI was not however forced to give it 5 stars Alternate cover edition of ISBN 9780679783268Since 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 uadrille of flirtation and intrigue making this book the most superb comedy of manners of Regency England I finally did it And I loved it that was glorious Austen was a brilliant writer This story is timelessSimply beautiful

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About the Author: Jane Austen

Jane Austen was an English novelist whose works of romantic fiction set among the landed gentry earned her a place as one of the most widely read writers in English literature her realism and biting social commentary cementing her historical importance among scholars and critics Austen lived her entire life as part of a close knit family located on the lower fringes of the English landed gentr