Pride and Prejudice Author:Jane Austen What's a girl to do? — Scatterbrained, social climbing Mrs. Bennet makes one demand of her five daughters. — Marry. Marry well. Marry RICH. — But sweet Jane is hopelessly in love with Mr. Bingley, who doesn't seem to notice. Flighty Lydia wants a man--any man--preferably one in uniform. Kitty just wants to have fun. Shy Mary has her nose in a book.... more » And Elizabeth--brilliant, stubborn, independent Lizzy--refuses the advances of the most "marriageable" man in town--haughty, handsome, wealthy Mr. Darcy.
Mrs. Bennet's in hysterics, Mr. Bennet's in his study, Lydia's eloped with a soldier and Jane's heart may well be broken. Will any of the Bennet girls find true love and fortune?« less
I have been reading regency/historical romance for about a year. I thought it would be interesting to read a romance novel that was actually written at that time. I also wanted to try my mind at a classic.
I admit it took me twice as long to read this as a contemporary romance. The phrasing and dialogue is so different you have to read each word. But I was pleasantly surpised by how much I enjoyed the story and the characters. I found myself laughing and really seeing these people as I read it.
The main reason I read romance novels is because I love the tension between the characters as they begin their relationship. There is great tension between Elizabeth Bennett and Mr. Darcy.
After reading this book I will be trying some more Jane Austen and possible some other authors of the same time period.
A witty comedy by Jane Austen which details ahd twists and turns of the romantic courtships in the 1700's. Said to be one of the best love stories of all time, it details the courtship between the suave Mr.Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet. It is very funny and a really charming love story that I reccomend greatly. Although it was written awhile ago, the love elements in it are seen in today's society also. The new movie Pride and Prejudice with Kiera Knightley was based on this book.
Elizabeth Bennet is young, vivacious, strong-willed, and unmarried. Mr.Darcy is rich, handsome, unbearably arrogant, and...also unmarried. The two are reluctantly attracted to one another. Yet they fight against the love they feel with fierce pride and willful prejudice.
Absolutely wonderful. One of the most beautiful stories I have read yet. I would recommend it to anyone looking for a clean romance full of humor and sadness. This is one that's hard to put down, A 10 star book for sure.
This is one of the best romances written. The quiet nature of life during Austen's era is captured so well in this tale of morals and class behaviors. Personally, everyone should read all of Austen's books.