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Pride and Prejudice~Jane Austen

“I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of any thing than of a book! — When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.”

ppHello everyone! I usually start my blog posts with a little bit of complaining for my lack of reading, and everything what usually happens, and then start to review the book. But this time, I honestly can’t wait to begin talking about this great reading material.

The only thing my brain is figuring out right now is what is the most appropriate way to say THIS BOOK IS AWESOME. I wasn’t reading classics for a long time, and this was a really good reminder why exactly do we call them ‘classics’. I am always a bit skeptical about books that everyone’s talking about because when I expect it to be really good I’m so worried that it’ll disappoint me. And the good thing with that is that I’m enjoying a book even more if it’s good-and this one surely was.

Something really short about plot-Bennets have five daughters and Mrs. Bennet wants them to get married as soon as possible to make sure they’ll have a roof over their heads when their father dies, but of course, a little bit of richness wouldn’t be bad at all haha. So, we have Mr. Bingley who falls in love with the eldest one-Elizabeth-at the very first sight. They are actually perfect for each other and that’s obvious from the first time they’ve met. But Bingley didn’t come alone in Longbourn, he came with Mr. Darcy. Ah, Mr. Darcy… He’s so proud and arrogant at the beginning. He seems to despite everyone beneath his rang and that, plus the chat that she overheard at the ball, surely is a good reason for Elizabeth Bennet to hate him. And as the time goes by, she’s only getting more and more of them. Gosh, how was she blind.

Nobody would ever tell that Mr. Darcy actually has very deep feelings for her. And damn, he really didn’t know how to express them. So, his every attempt of talking to Elizabeth is fail until one day he finally finds the way to let it go and unfortunately comes across the rejection of his beloved Lizzy. But that wasn’t even close to make him stop loving her. And okay, many things happen in the meantime, they meet, they talk bla bla AND THEY END UP TOGETHER. Ah, that had to come out. So, they are perfect. And I fell in love with him too, so Lizzy, I’m absolutely jealous on ya, but I wish you joy in your perfect happy ending.

One thing I have to say is that there are many funny characters like Mr. Collins that made me laugh really hard haha. And Mr. Bennet is sometimes pure sarcasm. Also, Lydia is really insane and I think I could never understand that ‘crazy for officers’ thing, and get married with Wickham? Seriously, Lydia, shame on you.

Did I happen to mention that I’ve found zilion wonderful quotes while reading this book?

“There are few people whom I really love, and still fewer of whom I think well. The more I see of the world, the more am I dissatisfied with it; and every day confirms my belief of the inconsistency of all human characters, and of the little dependence that can be placed on the appearance of merit or sense.”

And how did Darcy talk to Lizzy? Priceless.

“In vain I have struggled. It will not do. My feelings will not be repressed. You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you.”

And of course, I had to see a movie. And it was really good-for a movie haha. No kidding, I liked the actors and the landscape was breathtaking. And Keira also was.

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This book made me laugh, nervous, hating, falling in love. I hope you liked my review 🙂 Leave some comments behind. And if you know more books like this, please talk! I love you all!

 

Seldjana, your book orchid 🙂

 

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7 thoughts on “Pride and Prejudice~Jane Austen

  1. I loved this book when I studied it as part of my literaturr exam. It is so rich in symbolism which takes the book to whole different level. I suggest getting a guide for the book and teading it along because trust me…weather, birds and trees play a huge role in the book.

    For instance, if memory serves me right, when she is.sitting by the window in the library there is reference to the gloomy weather outside – that is forewarning of the storm that is about to occur within the family ( red room episode and its ghost also symbolic), then the tree that is struck by lightening is also symobic of what happens between jane and mr. Whats his name…my fav quote was when jane was a child and her step mum tells her kids not to play with her, she retorts ” it is they who are not fit to play with me)

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