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Review: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

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Synopsis:
When Elizabeth Bennet meets Mr. Darcy she is repelled by his overbearing pride, and prejudice towards her family. But the Bennet girls are in need of financial security in the shape of husbands, so when Darcy’s friend, the affable Mr. Bingley, forms an attachment to Jane, Darcy becomes increasingly hard to avoid. Polite society will be turned upside down in this witty drama of friendship, rivalry, and love—Jane Austen’s classic romance novel.


Plot:
I think everyone knows the plot of Pride and Prejudice by now! Going in I knew it was going to be a romance, obviously, however, I definitely thought the plot would be more centred around Elizabeth and Mr Darcy.

The first half of the book was so boring, it took me a week to read the first 200 pages! I then switched to reading on my kindle, (as I read much faster on there) and I managed to knock out the last 240 pages in a day?! I always have found classics to be super slow reads for me, the writing style isn’t something I can fly through.
The second half was much more enjoyable but I still hated all the side plots and the younger Bennet sister’s stories, I didn’t care for them and had no interest in their escapades.

Basically, I find it pretty damn boring. I only cared for Elizabeth and Mr Darcy (Jane wasn’t too bad) and am overall pretty disappointed. However, I am glad to cross another classic off my TBR pile.

Characters:
Elizabeth:
  I did enjoy Elizabeth as a character, I just wish the book focused solely on her instead. I like the fact she was headstrong and honest with everyone, she was definitely a feminist icon! (Especially for her time!)

Mr Darcy: Bless him, he’s quite useless with women isn’t he? I found him quite endearing, regardless.

Mrs Bennet: Quite possibly the most annoying character ever. Dear god, all I wanted was for this woman to shut up!

Rating: 2.5-3 Stars

I did immediately start watching the BBC adaptation after finishing the book, which I enjoyed significantly more! I’ll write a post on my thoughts soon!


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