A review by kingcrookback
Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen

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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