Pride And Prejudice – Done!


Such a satisfying feeling!

I finished Pride And Prejudice last night, hurrah! I must admit, I didn’t enjoy it very much. I can’t quite articulate why, but I just found myself thinking “UGH, how self-involved and pretentious!”. I didn’t sympathise with any of the characters, or even find their stories particularly interesting. Maybe I’m just a philistine, but I was glad to finish it so I can move on to another book on the list! I think I’ll go for Captain Corelli’s Mandolin as mum picked up a copy for the mighty sum of £1 last week, and I am intrigued. If you’ve read Pride And Prejudice, leave me a comment and let me know what you thought of it – I am interested to see other people’s opinions on it!

I hope the weather is better wherever you are – I had to go on an epic journey to get margarine earlier and ended up soaked through because it was raining so hard!

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5 thoughts on “Pride And Prejudice – Done!

  1. Hi, I meant to leave a comment when you first posted this list but I’m terrible at commenting.
    I really like Pride & Predudice, I like most of Austen’s books and I’ve read them umpteen times. I studied Sense & Sensibility at A-Level and though I enjoyed the story, I hated all the discussion about it because at the end of the day Austen wasn’t trying to write a high flying novel. If she’d been writing today she’d be on a par with Freya North or Helen Fielding. She wrote novels about the type of people she knew, or saw, with a bit of romance thrown in. Once I’d got my head around that I started loving them.

    I tend to read them when I want something I don’t have to think about, but not a trashy.

    I’m obviously not your average person (the wall of books in my living room, never mind the other shelves in the house prove that) I’ve ready 49, and there’s a few on the shelves waiting to be read.

  2. Ohhh no don’t read captain corelli! Well, maybe you’ll enjoy it more but it has been tarnished for me by having to study it for A Levels haha. I haven’t read Pride & Prejudice, but I finished Northanger Abbey the other week. I thought it was just like chick lit set in the 1800s. A bit trashy and cheesy.

  3. Pride and Prejudice is one of my favorite books now, but I wasn’t able to finish it the first time I tried reading it. It was only years later after seeing the BBC’s adaptation (and loving it) that I came back to the book to give it another try. Now I’m working my way through the rest of her novels.

    Since then, I sometimes will watch an (acclaimed) adaptation of a classic first. If I like it, I know that the book will likely be much, much better. It helps me get through the older English style and into the heart of the story.

  4. I’m not sure how many times I’ve read Pride and Prejudice now, probably every time they rerun it on the tv tbh. It always seems to remind me that I haven’t read it in a while! It’s just pure escapism.

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