Hello readers! It´s time for a book review. Last Thursday, on April 23, we celebrated World Book Day and it´s a very good moment to talk about one of the most famous novels in English literature: Pride and Prejudice. It was written by Jane Austen in 1813 and tells the story of Elizabeth Bennet, an intelligent girl who doesn´t want to get married unless it´s for love. You probably know this novel and her author, or perhaps you´ve seen the film adaption, but if not, you must read this post. Go on!
TITLE: PRIDE AND PREJUDICE
AUTHOR: JANE AUSTEN
LITERARY GENRE: Historical /romantic novel
- Elizabeth Bennet: She is the second of the Bennet daughters, an intelligent girl who doesn´t want to get married unless it´s for true love. She loves reading and walking. Her best friend is Jane, her eldest sister.
- Mr Darcy: He is a very proud and rich man who looks down on Elizabeth and consider himself superior.
- Jane Bennet: She is the eldest of the Bennet daughters, a very sweet and naive girl. She is also shy and reliable.
- Charles Bingley: He is Mr Darcy´s best friend, another rich man. He is innocent, cheerful and amorous.
TIME OF THE STORY:
The events take place in rural England.
PLACE OF THE STORY:
The story is set in the early 19th century.
PLOT / SUMMARY:
The novel begins when Mr Bingley arrives in the neigbourhood. Very soon he meets Jane Bennet in a ball and falls in love with her. However, his best friend despises everyone and insult Elizabeth Bennet and declines to dance with her. Lizzy starts hating him ever since.
Mr Collins, Elizabeth´s cousin, proposes her and she rejects him because she doesn´t love him. Mr Bingley suddenly departs for London and Jane feels sad. Elizabeth accompanies her relatives, the Gardiner on a tour and they visit Darcy´s house. She begins to fall in love with him and discovers that he is not as proud as she thought.
After that, Mr Darcy helps Elizabeth with some family problems and gets his friend Mr Bingley back to the neighborhood.
To finish with, the two sisters marry the two friends.
“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.”
“There are few people whom I really love, and still fewer of whom I think well. The more I see of the world, the more am I dissatisfied with it; and every day confirms my belief of the inconsistency of all human characters, and of the little dependence that can be placed on the appearance of merit or sense.”
THE BEST THING OF THE BOOK:
The love story. Elizabeth only accepts Darcy’s proposal when she is certain she loves him
THE WORST THING OF THE BOOK:
It´s too short!
Now, what do you think? Would you like to give this famous classic novel a shot? Yes or no? . Leave us a comment.
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