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March 1, 2012

Book: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Filed under: Books — Tags: , , — krishnafromtoronto @ 7:21 pm

The story of Elizabeth and Darcy woven skillfully against the backdrop of old English scenery and lifestyle The background story Elizabeth’s family consisting of the ever-complaining mother, the beautiful and tender hearted sister Jane and the hell-cat sister Lydia is told with humour and polish. Once you get used to the style of the author (`chuze” for choose and other old English usage) you settle down comfortably for a fun filled ride, aided by deft characterizations (the Countess for example) and clear narrative. A very very readable book and one of the most memorable. The confrontation between the Countess and Elizabeth towards the end of the novel is a high point in the book.

For a book written very long ago, it still remains enjoyable and not at all a hard read, if you can navigate the odd English phraseology. Definitely not as hard as understanding a Shakespearean play.

I would say – 8/10.

— Krishna

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