Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Five stars

PRIDE AND PREJUDICE has delighted generations of readers with its ingenious plot, brilliant dialogue, inventive assortment of unique characters, and wealth of humor. The central theme is the romantic clash of two opinionated young people. In one corner, there is Elizabeth Bennet, our highly vivacious heroine, in the other, the arrogant but captivating Mr. Darcy. Their destinies interweave in a timeless pattern of courtship, love, property, and marriage.

For the longest time, I could not get into any Jane Austen book that I would try to read. Some that I did try, literally put me to sleep. But after watching the movie (yes, I’m one of them), I was in love.

Then I read the book and fell in love with the story all over again. I love both the movie and the book now and will recommend them both to anyone who will listen. If you’re reading this review, you should definitely read this book! But if you’ve tried and are having a hard time getting into the story, switch to the movie first. It’s beautiful.

“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.”

― Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

Your turn!

Have you read Pride and Prejudice or any other book by Jane Austen? Did you have a hard time getting into the story at first? Have you ever seen the movie?

Blessings, Allyson


10 thoughts on “Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

    1. Oops… Totally thought I said, lol. XD The 2005 film with Kierra Knightly is my personal favorite! Though it’s also the only one that I’ve seen. Which one do you like?

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      1. Oooh yay!!! Someone who actually likes 2005! 😂
        I’m that rare person that loves both just about equally 😉 I grew up on the 2005 version though, the 1995 one is a newer find for me!
        The 95 is definitely VERY accurate though, you totally need to watch it 😉

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      2. Haha!! It’s so good! XD
        Ooh, now I need to talk my sisters into watching the 1995 version! Thanks for the recommendation, I’ll definitely look that up!


    1. So do I! I didn’t used to… A few years ago they made me fall asleep, lol. XD But something changed and I adore them now! And, yes, the 2005 movie is so, so good!!

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      1. Yeah, maybe that was the problem! I can definitely appreciate the romance more now that I’m older. 😉


  1. Ahhh!!! I’m rereading this for school right now!! It can be a bit hard to get into, lol! But this time around, I’m also listening to this AMAZING audio of it on Scribd, which is really bringing it to life. The lady does all the different characters’ voices so well XD And I have seen both movies and love them pretty much equally, like Lydia! 😀 Sometimes I’m in the mood for the BBC, and other times for the 2005. They’re both awesome. 😉

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    1. How fun! Ooh, that’s so neat! I listened to an audio version of it as well when I read it. I found I could get into the book a lot better after I watched the movie. I love the movie so much! Okay, you guys are really making me want to see the other version. XD That’s great that you love both versions so well!


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