Review of Jane Austen: Pride and Prejudice

Pride and Prejudice (Penguin Popular Classics)Jane Austen
Pride and Prejudice
[rate 5] I could, and do, read this book over and over again, and it never gets old. So I know what happens, but I still get a lump in my throat at the sad bits, and get all weepy with a warm fluffy feeling at the end. Definately a desert island book.

This is a book that, hopefully, needs no introduction. If you are too lazy to read (shame on you), get your mitts on a copy of the BBC adaptation with Colin Firth and Jennifer Ehle, as it is a damn good version. But back to the book. It tells the story of the trials and tribulations experienced by the two eldest Bennet daughters (Jane and Lizzy), and the course of true love. That’s the surface. The more you read it, the more you realise that Austen had a wicked sense of humour and that she beautifully crafts her characters.

If you’ve seen the BBC adapation, I am sorry to have to break it to you, but there is no wet-shirt scene in the book. Sorry.