Pride and Prejudice-A Review

On Throwback Thursdays, I review a book that’s been around for awhile, and that I think everyone should read.

th-3Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen is one of those books I’m pretty sure you’re supposed to read in high school, but we didn’t.  In my high school, we skipped many classics to read things our teacher thought we would like better (we didn’t).

I read this sometime after high school, trying to give myself an education on some of the classics.  I never expected to like it.

I loved it.

It was a little hard to get into at first, with the language being different than modern day English, but it didn’t take me long to adjust to the rhythm and style.  The thing of this book is that the story is wonderful.  And while it’s set in the 1800’s in England, it’s a story that’s still relevant today.

Elizabeth Bennett is a spitfire with an embarrassing family.  Elizabeth and Fitzwilliam Darcy meet at a neighborhood ball, as Mr. Darcy is in town visiting a friend.   Mr. Darcy seems arrogant and aloof, as if he believes he’s too good to be there.  He insults Elizabeth, which in turn make her dislike him.

The book follows Elizabeth on her adventures as she travels and has to deal with her family.  She and Mr. Darcy meet again and again, and though she doesn’t like him, she’s not intimidated by him, and their verbal exchanges are always amusing.

If you haven’t read Pride and Prejudice, now’s the time to read it and be able to say you’ve read a classic.  It’s a pretty short book, but if you’re anything like me, you’ll want to read it again and again.

*If you’re a Pride and Prejudice fan already, and you like horror spoofs, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies was pretty funny.  I’d rather read the original, but it was worth reading once.

The Joys of Pride and Prejudice

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen is one of my all time favorite books.  I’m in good company, if the multitude of Pride and Prejudice movies and book spin offs are any indication.

I recently read Dreadfully Ever After by Steve Hockensmith.  It’s the sequel to Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Seth Grahame-Smith.  Both are funny books, and worth reading at least once.  If you’re a Pride and Prejudice fan, I do recommend them.

In my opinion, the best spin off I’ve read was Mr. Darcy’s Diary by Amanda Grange.  I loved it because it’s Pride and Prejudice, but told from Mr. Darcy’s point of view.  It details his struggle with his feelings.  This novel doesn’t tell the entire story; it focuses on the romance between Darcy and Lizzy.

If you like funny horror or like zombies, read the zombies books.  If you’re just a fan of romance and love all things Pride and Prejudice, go for Mr. Darcy’s Diary.  If you’re like me, read all three, depending on your mood.