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Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen

6 reviews

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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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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leob's review against another edition

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reflective 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

3.25

OK, first of all, I want to mention how delightful it was to listen to this audiobook! It was easy to understand, even in double the speed :)
This was my introduction to Jane Austen and it wasn't a bad one, though I'd say, exclusively as a story, it's somewhat overrated. It felt like, even though things were always happening, everything was the same? Maybe that's me not liking this setting and age for its formalities and etiquette (and the aristocracy), but it felt very still. Again, I thank the audiobook version, for if I had read the actual book, I would have probably DNF-ed it.
It wasn't a "wow" for me, but it wasn't a "meh" either, so it counts as a win in my book! (And besides, it's one more classic to my "read" list!! 😎) 

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smoothgoat's review against another edition

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emotional 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

4.75


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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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nerdkitten's review against another edition

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

5.0


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