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Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen

17 reviews

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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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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megcarrick's review against another edition

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funny inspiring lighthearted reflective fast-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


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eatingbrains's review against another edition

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emotional funny hopeful lighthearted reflective medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

5.0

Another re-read for me and while this rating and review might be colored by nostalgia, I still find myself enjoying it thoroughly and it remains a comfort for me to pick up again and again.

It is probably one of the best examples of how people can change over time and go through a redemption arc after their character failings are pointed out to them since they do it with no expectations of the other (even if there is plenty of hopeful yearning).  This goes for Darcy and Eliza both.

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hot_water's review against another edition

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

4.0


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madalenainwonderland's review against another edition

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emotional funny reflective tense 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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dlrosebyh's review against another edition

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emotional 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

5.0


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im_a_toothfairy's review against another edition

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funny 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

2.75

It was okay. Elizabeth at the beginning of the book was amazing, then she changes, loses her backbone and it is gone. 

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calliejacob's review against another edition

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funny medium-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


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