Thursday, January 3, 2013

Need to Read #3: Pride and Prejudice

Title: Pride and Prejudice
Author: Jane Austen
Book blurb: "It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife.
So begins Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen's witty comedy of manners--one of the most popular novels of all time--that features splendidly civilized sparring between the proud Mr. Darcy and the prejudiced Elizabeth Bennet as they play out their spirited courtship in a series of eighteenth-century drawing-room intrigues. Renowned literary critic and historian George Saintsbury in 1894 declared it the "most perfect, the most characteristic, the most eminently quintessential of its author's works," and Eudora Welty in the twntieth century described it as "irresistible and as nearly flawless as any fiction could be."
Quick endorsement: If you haven’t read this classic book yet, I’m disappointed in you. Many people who’ve never read anything by JA believe that she is a deep and difficult author…but in reality, it’s not hard at all. The humor in this book is one of the most delightful things about it.  

1 comment:

Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm said...

I'll be re-reading it later this year in honor of the 200th anniversary of it's publication! :)