Now I am sure you have all at least heard of Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen but as it is one of my favourite classics and is a close tie with Persuasion as my favourite Austen book so I thought I would do a bit of a review. I thought I would give you 5 reasons to read this book.
It is a great entry level classic. You don’t need a lot of experience of classics to love this book. In my opinion it is very accessible and after a few chapters you should get into the flow of the writing. If you do have trouble you can maybe try watching the 1995 BBC adaptation at the same time and see if that helps.
It is full of humour and wit. When I first read it, I never expected the humour within this book and so was pleasantly surprised by it. I especially loved the sarcastic wit of Mr Bennet.
The relationship between the sisters, mainly between Jane and Lizzie, is absolutely wonderful. It is great to see such a close female friendship and I love their relationship. I think Austen writes family dynamics very well – I love the Bennet family so much.
This is a fantastic read, even if you are not a big romance reader. Yes the main plot point of this book is the romance, but there is so much more to this book. There are interesting character studies, wit, humour, social commentary etc.
It is a beloved classic for a reason. The writing, plot, characters etc are all done incredibly well. It is engaging throughout the book and I think the characters are absolutely brilliant.
4 thoughts on “5 Reasons to Read Pride and Prejudice”
I am yet to read this book or any other Jane Austen though I have it on my TBR. I have some fear of classics and their perceived complexity. This sounds really good though. I like all the reasons that you have listed so I hope to read it soon.
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Yeah I know a lot of people feel that way about classics! Glad I could help! 🙂 I hope you enjoy it if you read it!