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Pride and Prejudice

Austen, Jane

Book - 2009
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Pride and Prejudice
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When Elizabeth Bennet first meets eligible bachelor Fitzwilliam Darcy, she thinks him arrogant and conceited; he is indifferent to her good looks and lively mind. When she later discovers that Darcy has involved himself in the troubled relationship between his friend Bingley and her beloved sister Jane, she is determined to dislike him more than ever. In the sparkling comedy of manners that follows, Jane Austen shows the folly of judging by first impressions and superbly evokes the friendships, gossip and snobberies of provincial middle-class life.

Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2009, c1813
ISBN: 9780143105428
0143105426
Branch Call Number: Fiction
Characteristics: 339 p. : ill. ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Toledo, Ruben

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Mar 02, 2015

Pride and Prejudice is about Eliza Bennett, a young woman who must get over her own pride and prejudices to find love. To be completely honest, this was not one of my favourite books. I did however enjoy the story and I thought it was interesting. I liked how each of the characters had their own distinct personality that contributed to the story. The way the characters spoke to each other was also very interesting, but I needed to read it over a few times to understand. The language in the book is old and very hard to understand but once you are able to understand, it is a very well written and sophisticated read. My favourite character is Darcy, as he puts on a tough front, but is very different when those walls are broken down. I recommend this to anyone who has read 18th century books before or who is familiar with the language.

Dec 13, 2014
  • Chapel_Hill_KenMc rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

The world would be such a more polite place if we'd all talk like Jane Austen characters!

Nov 11, 2014
  • M_ALCOTT rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice"(like her other novels)is a timeless classic worth reading and revisiting from time to time.

Aug 30, 2014
  • TexasRose1820 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

This is the greatest English novel ever written.

Jun 26, 2014
  • gcwakim rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Once you get through all the loooonnnng descriptions of every single ball and supper, you will realize that the story itself is fantastic and the love story between Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy is just the cutest thing ever!

Jun 10, 2014
  • Crumbj rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A classic story that gives a witty perspective on a time when "a single man of good fortune must be in want of a wife."

Nov 28, 2013
  • YPRL_MANDM rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

What can you say about a book that features on so many people’s favourite books of all time? I’ve read it several times and each time is a rich and fulfilling experience. It’s a classic that never gets old.

Oct 09, 2013

If anyone is looking for an awesome Pride And Prejudice adaptation, I highly recommend The Lizzy Bennet Diaries. That's the reason why I read P&P. LBD is a Youtube series that tells the story from Lizzy's perspective in Vlog format. The characters are all loveable and they did a great job making it incredibly modern and relatable to the point that you couldn't tell it was an 1800-set book. I have nothing but good things to say about LBD so if you're a Jane Austin fan or are simply looking for something entertaining to watch, give it a shot. By episode 10, you'll be hooked!

Sep 23, 2013

Worst. Book. Ever.

Sep 23, 2013
  • lledomik rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This is my favourite book of all time. I first read it as a teenager after reading "Emma" for a grade 9 literature assignment. I loved "Emma" so much that I wanted to read more from this Jane Austen. The characters are colourful and charming and the plot is complex. This story is timeless and has been remade many times over (Bridget Jone's Diary is just one). I recommend everyone read Pride and Prejudice, especially if you are a fan of intellectual satires such as The Daily Show with Jon Stewart or The Colbert Report as the story is frequently referenced.

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Oct 09, 2013

"I was in the middle before I knew I had begun."

Jun 25, 2013
  • geniusgirl613 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"You have no compassion on my poor nerves."
"You mistake me, my dear. I have a high respect for your nerves. They are my old friends. I have heard you mention them with consideration these twenty years at least."

Jun 25, 2013
  • geniusgirl613 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife. However little known the feelings of such a man may be on his first entering a neighborhood, this truth is so well fixed in the minds of the surrounding families that he is considered as the rightful property of some one or other of their daughters.

Jun 24, 2013
  • 23149005379902lw rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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

Jun 12, 2013
  • lnbray13 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

“In vain have I struggled. It will not do. My feelings will not be repressed. You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you.” - Mr. Darcy to Elizabeth

Aug 03, 2012
  • 123_its_me rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"But you know married women have never much time for writing. My sisters may write to me. They will have nothing else to do." - Lydia after she got married.

Aug 03, 2012
  • 123_its_me rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"Ah! Jane, I take your place now, and you must go lower, because I am a married woman." - Lydia to Jane.

May 07, 2012

"Her thoughts were all fixed on that one spot of Pemberley House, whichever it might be, where Mr Darcy then was. She longed to know what at that moment was passing in his mind; in what manner he thought of her, and whether, in defiance of everything, she was still dear to him."

Nov 03, 2011
  • crystal_dark rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

“We all know him to be a proud, unpleasant sort of man; but this would be nothing if you really liked him.”

Nov 03, 2011
  • crystal_dark rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

“For what do we live, but to make sport for our neighbors, and laugh at them in our turn?”

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Mar 29, 2015

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Jul 09, 2014
  • black_lion_504 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Jan 15, 2014
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Jun 25, 2013
  • geniusgirl613 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Jan 19, 2013

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Aug 29, 2012

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Aug 08, 2012
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Jul 29, 2012
  • 123_its_me rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Jul 04, 2012
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Nov 30, 2012
  • BieberFever108 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Pride and Prejudice is a book about a family, the Bennets, with 5 girls whose nosy mother wants the best husbands for. The story really focuses on Lizzy Bennet, a headstrong and opinionated girl at 23. Young and rich Mr.Bingley comes into town and buys a manor nearby the Bennets household. The girls all want to meet this Mr.Bingley and they do! At the next ball Mr.Bingley comes with a friend, Mr. Darcy. Mr. Bingley asks to dance with Jane, the eldest Bennet sister and they become well acquainted. Due to the lovebirds Mr.Darcy hangs around the Bennets a lot and falls in love with Lizzy Bennet. Yet, his pride is in the way to tell her and because of his pride Lizzy begins to judge his character by the way he acts. Lizzy slowly realizes that she is falling in love with Mr. Darcy but won’t admit it because of her earlier past judgments. Will they get past their Pride and Prejudice to express their love for each other?

Aug 03, 2012
  • 123_its_me rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

From the back cover.
Perhaps her best - loved, certainly her most well - known book, Pride and Prjudice is the classic romantic novel. Romance, misunderstandings, finding Mr. Right and finding out who's Mr. Wrong - Pride and Prejudice is as relevant today as it has ever been.
It's the enchanting and enduring story of Lizzy Bennet, one of literature's most engaging heroines, and proud Mr. Darcy, of true love, families, villains, and heroes and, of couse, pride and prejudice.

Aug 15, 2011
  • LuluY rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

A love story of the ages. Mr Darcy finds himself captivated by Elizabeth- but in order for their love to manifest, each must overcome their pride and prejudice.

Sep 30, 2009

Five sisters become involved in the trials and tribulations of marrying well.

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