Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
So. Not. True.
I absolutely loved Pride and Prejudice when I read it in December. I loved Lizzie and her defiance and her softness. I loved Jane and her calmness and wisdom. I loved their father and the way he looked at a life he wasn't entirely happy with. I loved Darcy. The mom and some of the sisters got on my nerves at times, but it wouldn't have been a very good story without them.
I felt so much while I was reading this. The emotion is incredible. And Austen's humor, wit, sarcasm were all completely, utterly unexpected. Pride and Prejudice was a real pleasure to read and I can't wait to read another Austen.
I ordered the BBC adaptation from Amazon. And in the meantime watched Bridget Jones, she has a Darcy too, right? :-)
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I've only found Jane Austen fairly recently - I guess it was by watching the BBC series of "Pride and Prejudice" and then I was interested in the book - and I loved it! I still have a few Jane Austen books to read that I've been "saving" :)
Bridget Jones is a modern version of Pride and Prejudice - if you start thinking of the novel and try to modernize it, you see how Bridget Jones was born.
Btw, I came to find your blog through Alex :)
I felt the same way! I didn't think I would care for it, and I ended up loving it.
I hope you're doing fabulously!
Mady - welcome! :-) Yes, exactly, that's why I was craving a re-watching of Bridget Jones. It was great! :-)
Lezlie! It's fun when you're surprised like that. How are you doing? I'm doing fabulously indeed. :-)
Welcome to the club!
Other Pride & Prejudice adaptations you can borrow from me: the 2005 movie and the fun Bollywood version “Bride & Prejudice”.
Jane austen's reputation is certainly well deserved. I love her sense of humor too!
Have you not seen the BBC production before? OMG, Mr. Darcy - such eye candy. You are in for a treat :)
I do love Bridget Jones too!
I haven't read P&P but can highly recommend Persuasion by Jane Austen. It's fantastic.
I still have never read a Jane Austen novel! I've decided this is the year I'll get through one, and I hope my reaction is as positive as yours!
Alex - Thanks, I'd like to borrow the movie but I've already seen Bride and Prejudice, it's a great movie!!
reviewsbylola - you'd think I could have believed her reputation earlier... but hey, better late than never!
Iliana - OK, I'll try Persuasion, that's one I haven't heard much about.
Erin - ooh, I think you're in for a treat!
I love this book! I'm so glad you enjoyed it. I too was surprised by Austen's wit.
You should try the 2005 movie. I actually prefer it to the BBC one.
I'm glad you loved it! :)
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