Friday, October 29, 2010

Pride and Prejudice

Pride And PrejudiceJane Austen
Classic Romance

“Angry people are not always wise.”




Elizabeth Bennet is the second of five sisters in a small town in the country.  Having no heir, the estate will pass to her father's cousin, meaning that all five girls must marry well.  However, there isn't much to choose from.  Though their little town gets lots of new excitement when a wealthy young bachelor moves into the neighborhood bringing with him his even richer bachelor friend.  Though while Mr Bingley is amiable, Mr Darcy is all that is arrogant and disdainful of country society.  The militia also moves into the area, flooding the area with dashing officers.  Will Elizabeth be able to find someone to fall in love with?  And why is it that she seems to get tangled up with the haughty Mr Darcy?

My Opinion:  Of course it’s a classic.  Who doesn’t like Pride and Prejudice?  Ok, I’ll admit that the guys in my High School English class weren’t overly impressed, but hey.  This is a great story of how pride and prejudice resides in all people, rich and poor, male and female, titled and not.  Great characters fill out to make a fantastic story.  My favorite part of this book is that it is by an author who lived during Regency England.  This was a modern romance when it came out.  It seems much more realistic than others that are written more recently since the authoress was actually there.  

    

2 comments:

  1. Beautiful Blog.....love all the "romantic" hearts.

    Stopping by to say hello and to take a look around.

    Stop by my site if you like...I am hosting a Father's Day Giveaway with five books to two luck winners.

    http://silversolara.blogspot.com/2011/06/fathers-day-giveaway-from-little-brown.html

    Elizabeth

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  2. Hi Just hopping around again from Storytime. Love this review. I'm sick of all the college student girls' blogs and their feminist take on every wonderful classic romance out there.
    I try to be friendly but on one girl's blog I finally said, "Enough with all the man bashing".
    I totally agree with you that romances written by authors of the time period are much more authentic than ones written by contemporary ones.

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