Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen

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Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen

Part of a series of Jane Austen's works, with introductions by Austen scholars, together with 12 pages of colour introducing the characters, locations...

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Review of "Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen"

published 17/04/2004 | MAFARRIMOND
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Pro Well written realist novel
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"Cleverly composed moral message"

I started to read this book a little reluctantly at first. I had always considered Jane Austen to be reomantic trivia - a view encouraged by the films.

I was pleasanlty surprised. Austen's writing style is cleverly composed. She intertwines dialogue with indirect speech and narrative in a manner that makes you feel a part of the action.

The storyline progresses well through the novel. The main theme made clear from the opening line - Marriage!!

A number of sub plots revolve around the courtship of Elizabeth Bennett and Mr Darcy providing interest and intrique.

The characters are well developed with the central character of Elizabeth firmly securing empathy from the reader at an early stage.

The novel delivers a lesson in morality - never judge a person by their appearance.

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  • garleon published 05/11/2005
    You forgot to say how many children, like myself, were forced to read this at school! However we can now glare at Kira knightly in the cinema. Possibly worth expanding this review a little though. gar
  • tashat published 04/08/2005
    This review definitely needs expanding - now you've got way more experience (prob more than most of us on here!!) why don't you redo it and do it, and yourself, some well deserved justice! xx
  • mrtna published 02/08/2005
    good review
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Product Information : Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen

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Part of a series of Jane Austen's works, with introductions by Austen scholars, together with 12 pages of colour introducing the characters, locations and times of Jane Austen.

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Author: Jane Austen

Title: Pride and Prejudice

Genre: Classics

Type: Fiction

ISBN: 0141024038; 0143036238; 0333374282; 075533146X; 1903025613

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