A Reader posted a review at 2008-01-18 07:24:13.
It doesnt get betta than Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice..Wthr u're a hopeless romantic or jus' a classic lover,u're goin' to love this book...Though i'm only 15, i consider myself a moderately well-read..i love readin' and when i'm b/w books,, my life feels desolate and empty...I picked up the book on my mother's suggestion...But when i read that book in 9th grade,i found the first few chapters lifeless,dull and boring...A year later i was encouraged by a friend to give this book another chance...i did and have since become a Janeite..I fell in love with the book at the first sentence...I jus' love the characters; especially Elizabeth Bennet! I love the Victorian vernavular which works so well for this particular novel...I love the scintillating plot and the suspense created by knowing that Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy should be together but their pride and prejudice are temporarily keeping them apart....The language that the novel is written in might be a little more difficult to read than contemporary literature, but once one gets accustomed to it, it makes the novel even more pleasurable. I cannot imagine Elizabeth or Darcy or Bingley or any of the other characters speaking any less eloquently; it would ruin the whole experience! The flowery language completes the whole effect of reading a Jane Austen novel...Jane Austen surely knew what she was doing when she wrote this one! Her Pride and Prejudice will always have an honored spot on my bookshelf...