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Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen

51 reviews

rokinjaguar's review against another edition

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funny lighthearted fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

5.0

What can I say that hasn’t already been said about this book? Just a delightful romantic comedy. Very insightful about society and the human vanities, but in a way that makes you laugh instead of squirm. I felt called out many times haha but always with good humor

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kyarabereading's review against another edition

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challenging emotional funny lighthearted reflective relaxing slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

5.0

O.G bad boy 
O.G slow burn 
O.G enemies to lovers 

This was my first time reading one of Jane Austen’s works, and I really, really enjoyed it! It’s a little slow-moving and hard to read at times, but the longer I read, the more accustomed I became to Austen’s writing style. I very quickly fell in love with the world and characters that make up the book, with every character coming to life on the page, often in ways I didn’t expect. People always talk about the romance aspect of this book, so I didn’t know what to expect from the book outside of that. For one, I didn’t know this book and its characters were going to be as funny as they were. I particularly loved seeing the playful banter between Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth, as well as the jokes shared among the Bennett family. 

This book teaches some truly timeless lessons, particularly about love. It shows us that love looks different for everyone. It shows us that nobody is perfect, and you can love someone despite their imperfections and faults. It shows us that if someone truly loved you, they will be willing to look within and change their faults, they will want to see you happy. Also, it’s interesting reading this book from a feminist lense, thinking about what marriage meant for women during this time. 

If I had to say one thing I wished from this book is that we could have seen more between Elizabeth and Darcy. They spend long sections of the book without even seeing each other, and I was often left longing for their next interaction, because I loved seeing how their relationship and the way they behaved around each other changed throughout the book. 

Overall, I really enjoyed this book and I look forward to reading more of Austen’s work! I also think I will have to give this book another read sometime in the future, so I can have a better understanding of it, considering it’s a bit of a tough read. Really, really loved it!

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jja_b's review against another edition

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informative lighthearted medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0

After being on my tbr for years, I have finally read this book. And I loved it! I thought it was great! I guess I’ve brought my rating down a little because I was waiting for it to be the exceptional piece of literature people claim it to be, but I found myself wanting more out of it. Regardless, I will definitely be reading more Austen in the future.

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joensign's review against another edition

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hopeful lighthearted slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.5


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ran_sophia's review against another edition

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emotional funny lighthearted sad tense fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

5.0

I liked Jane Austen's writing style. The story develops nicely and development of the characters is well done.

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sarah_speaks's review against another edition

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emotional funny hopeful lighthearted slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

5.0


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emilyelysian's review against another edition

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reflective slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

4.5


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lara_fox9898's review against another edition

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emotional inspiring relaxing medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

5.0

One of my personal favorite books!

The plot sounds very simple and to some degree even cliche, but it's actually a very unique story and very enjoyable. The characters have personalities and the story is simple and fun. It even made me almost cry at one point. And I really enjoyed the relationship between Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy.

Highly recommend it to anyone who likes romance and drama, as well as really nicely written characters. Austen's style of writing is really beautiful and fun, which just adds to how great this book is. Looking forward to reading more of her works. :)

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kingcrookback's review against another edition

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emotional funny hopeful lighthearted reflective slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes
My first Austen! To be truthful, after I put it down for a bit and then came back, I had to muster up the conviction to keep myself on task in order to finish this. Between the pace and the language, I wasn't exactly glued to the book, though as someone who likes to annotate, I do appreciate Austen's careful word choice. And while I was already familiar with the main plot from Joe Wright's 2005 adaptation and the 1995 miniseries (which I feel is comparatively overlooked--the longer total runtime makes the romance so delicious), reading this has really brought helpful supporting details to my awareness, like the class issues and Mr. and Mrs. Bennet's frankly horrible parenting.

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lucylilacs's review against another edition

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funny lighthearted slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.5


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