Thoughts on Pride and Prejudice?
It was long and get through I ended listening to the audio book and following along
I have it memorized I’ve read it so many times. ?
Love it – book and movie.
Love it! I only read it last year but it has quickly become one of my favourites
I read it in high school, I remember liking the book but never wanted to read it again and 12 years later I could not remember why so I read it again with my book club. I love the book once I got accustomed to the language. I actually thought it was quite funny considering what things meant then compared to what they mean now. Anyway I was all set to add this book to my reread list until I got to the end and I remembered exactly why I hated it the first time. Great story horrible ending.
@January I am curious to know your opinion about the ending. ?
@Sol I felt like two particular characters did not get what they deserved. And it really pissed me off for lack of a better word.
@January I am pretty sure we think the same way. Won’t mention who so we don’t spoiled the book for Lili.
One of my favorites
On my tbr.
I loved it.
One of my favorites of all time.
One of my favorite books EVER! Once you get into the rhythm of the language, it’s just wonderful!
One of the Best books ever!
Just finished it last week and still suffering from a book hangover ??
probably my favorite classic! I got the Barnes and noble leather edition!
Such a wonderful book.
It was very well written. I can see why it is considered a classic.
Love Love Love
My favorite. I reread it every year or so. Jane Austen was a genius.
Love that book❤️❤️❤️
Idle rich snare a husband
A beautiful story you can’t go wrong reading it again and again
I’m a non-native and damn I found it difficult to follow at certain times as the language is very different from what I know. I enjoyed the story though.
@Sreebin Try rereading it and ask these questions: Who was prideful and how did they show it? Who was prejudiced and what were they prejudiced about? How did each character demonstrate both pride and prejudice and how often and in what ways did they prejudge others? It’s a wonderful book way beyond the plot!
@Betsy I have read it months ago and its a wonderful book. It’s just that I sometimes failed to follow the switching of conversations as it doesn’t always says who speaks and not all words are known to me. Anyhow thank you for suggestions?
@Sreebin I agree. Dialogue in books from early nineteenth century is hard to follow. Novels were so new then and there were few established conventions such as we have now to indicate who is talking. You should see some of my first copies of Austen’s books where I would write in who was talking, then– scratch, scratch, scratch–change my mind and decide it was someone else. By the time she wrote Persuation, she had developed the style of giving each character a different “voice,” or style of speech. Like I said, I sympathize with your struggle!
@Betsy I don’t know how much of that is true. Currently I’m reading Don Quixote by Miguel Cervantes and it was published (Spanish) in the early 17th century; the translated version to me is quite easy to digest and is a wonderful read so far. Maybe some authors preferred a more formal language and I have seen that in the works of Charles Dickens. I tried to read ‘A Christmas Carrol’ and it didn’t go well.?
Umm yeah…one of the best books ever written!
Now, try Pride, Prejudice and Zombies.?
???? I love this book!
Eh, I didn’t like it. I know I am in the minority with that one. ??♀️
Loved it! Takes time to get into it but one of my favorites.
I love it
My favourite book of all time.
My desert island book
My absolute fave ?
Love it! The language and the subtle humour made Ms Austen one of my favourite authors. I would think she described and ridiculed the mentality of that era with accuracy
Darcy is overrated ??♀️
I found the book quite hard going but I loved the Colin Firth BBC version and the Keira Knightly film adaption
Love it, but then again, love all of Jane Austen!
First Classic I ever read, still my favourite of the classics, I read it every couple of years
First Austen I read as a teenager and loved it. Didn’t like any of the other Austen books I read right after so soured on Austen. Then I started re-reading Austen a few years ago, appreciated them all a whole lot more, even P&P, but realised it was not nearly as good as Austen’s later written works like PERSUASION, MANSFIELD PARK and EMMA.
And I agree with @Balquis, Mr. Darcy is amongst the least of Austen’s heroes. Top hero is Mr. Knightly, then Col. Brandon and Cap. Wentworth. Top heroines are Anne Elliot, Elinor Dashwood and Emma Woodhouse. That last is a complete turnaround for me – I initially hated Emma during my teens, but have come to appreciate her so much more now.
loved it from school days still do & watch almost every adaptation on tv?
All time favourite
Adore this book, have read it a dozen times or more.
one of my favorites
Detested it when I was forced t read it for my O’levels as a teenager and had a aversion to it right up until my mid-forties when I decided to read it again. This time for pleasure. This time I loved it, and went on to watching the TV production and film and analysing it through Letts! Xxx
How sad is it that we all feel similarly about the books we were made to read for exams. And we at least read the whole book
@Jacqui Absolutely! It left me with what could have been a life-long aversion to reading not only this book, but others too.
@Andrea sad isn’t it – I’m sure we aren’t alone
@Jacqui Sadly, I agree x
I find the oft professed sentiment of hating books because of being forced to read them in school very strange. I loved reading all the books that were assigned in school. Yes, there were some books I didn’t like as much as others, but I was glad to read them all, and many I positively loved.
Amazing! A must read x
An all time favourite
why do you even need to ask this question when it’s such a popular and over filmed story? 😉
All time fave book, have re-read and watched it in its varying forms more than I care to admit.
One of my favourite books. Have read it many times 🙂
I loved it
Love love love
I didn’t care for it
Absolutely love it
I love the book and the movie
Definitely better with zombies!
Couldn’t disagree with you more. Sorry. I did like that movie though.
To be fair I don’t particularly enjoy Austen, and I preferred the book to the film of the zombie edition (not big on films from books either) sorry if I caused offense!
@Rebecca you didn’t! I avoid confrontation with people and thought this was an innocent issue for debate. ? I really liked the zombie movie. I haven’t seen a movie interpretation of the book yet that I felt did it justice. The zombie movie was fun which is why I even watched it. But yes, I love Austen. I know I’m not in the majority in current times.
My favourite book
All time favorite!
Favourite book EVER- re read it every few years
I read it twice before I liked it. I feel Austin is an acquired taste.
My favorite book and author. Instant love for me.
Loved it. One of my favourite classics
I remember one lunch time I sat reading this at school and my english literature teacher walked up to me and told me I shouldn’t be wasting my time reading that as it was very out of vogue and my time would be better spent reading something else. BUT I enjoyed reading it. I’m glad I did.
An English Literature teacher who is bothered by a book being “out of vogue” ! Unbelievable
Loved the book and mini series by BBC with Collin Firth. Hated the movie.
@Farnoush which movie?
@January Pride & Prejudice
@Farnoush yes but there are around 20 versions so which one.
@January the one with Keira Knightley
It’s my favourite book of all time.
Still love it even though I first read it at school 65 years ago
I just checked it out from the library everybody!
You will love it! Just give yourself to read slowly in the beginning to get a handle on the writing style. ::sigh:: ??????
Beautiful book x
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