Well loathed books I ve re readRating 4 very annoyed, crow feathered stars out of fiveThe Book Report No Seriously If your first language isn t English, or if you re like nine years old, you might not know the story Note use of conditional My Review All right All right, dammit I re read the bloody thing I gave it two stars before I was wrong headed and obtuse and testosterone poisoned I refuse to give it five stars, though Look, I ve admitted I was wrong about how beautiful the writing is, and how amusing the story is Don t push.
Stephen Sullivan, who rated this with six stars of five, is now on a summer travel break from Goodreads, so I can publish this admission He was right It is a wonderful book I had to grow into it, much as I had to grow into my love for Mrs Dalloway But now that I m here, I am THIS BOOK IS MY JAM JANE AUSTEN IS MY JAM I LOVE EVERYTHING ABOUT HER AND THIS BOOK read THIS BOOK THAT IS ALL.
Bennet Is Austen S Most Liberated And Unambiguously Appealing Heroine, And Pride and Prejudice Has Remained Over Most Of The Past Two Centuries Austen S Most Popular Novel The Story Turns On The Marriage Prospects Of The Five Daughters Of Mr And Mrs Bennet Elizabeth Forms A Prejudice Against The Proud And Distant Mr Darcy Darcy S Charming Friend Charles Bingley Falls In Love With Her Sister Jane And The Handsome Officer George Wickham Forms Attachments Successively To Elizabeth And ç read Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen ñ To Her Sister LydiaIrvine S Extensive Introduction Sets The Novel In The Context Of The Literary And Intellectual History Of The Period, And Deals With Such Crucial Background Issues As Early Nineteenth Century Class Relations In Britain, And Female Exclusion From Property And Power The Appendices Present An Unrivaled Selection Of Background Contextual Documents Back Cover Where my massive crush on Jane Austen began alone, on a hot day in Montana, cursing her name.
I had to read it for AP English and I could not see the point Girls need to marry Girls can t get married Girls are sad Girls get married Girls are happy.
I went to school to half heartedly discuss it and waffled and wavered in an effort to please my teacher Finally she said was it good or not, Ben No it wasn t Thank younow read this twenty pages of literary criticism for homework Twenty pages of literary criticism later, I was hooked Once you know what to look for, it s hilarious Once you re keyed into the contextual life of women, you have to feel for the plight of the Bennet sisters, and laugh at the crudity of their mother and Mr Collins.
So yes I m a guy and I love Jane Austen You got a problem with that Huh Huh Do yo æ Pride and Prejudice î I finally did it And I loved it I was forced to read this by my future wife.
I was not, however, forced to give it 5 stars.
that was glorious



To summarize Mister Darcy cue the long, sustained high pitched squealingThis was truly as glorious as I remember Every time I reread this novel, I love itThe romance , the high society , the witty banter.
Gah I just adore it allAnd your defect is to hate everybody And yours, he replied with a smile, is willfully to misunderstand themElizabeth Bennet second eldest of the five Bennet sisters is the one with a clear, level head Jane is the beautiful one, Mary is the look at me I m so pious one, Lydia is the I m so dumb that I m probably going to get murdered one and Kitty is the well she s just kinda there one Now, back in the daythere was one, singular goal for all women above the age of 16 GET YOURSELF A MAN before you reach 25 and become a SPINSTERcue high society ladies faintingMrs Bennet their mother has taken this so completely to hea Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen started off annoying me and ended up enchanting me Up until about page one hundred I found this book vexing, frivolous and down right tedious I now count myself as a convert to the Austen cult I must confess I have been known to express an antipathy for anything written or set before 1900 I just cannot get down with corsets, outdoor plumbing and buggy rides Whenever someone dips a quill into an inkwell my eyes glaze over This is a shortcoming I readily own up to but have no desire to correct So I admit to not starting this book with the highest of hopes I did really enjoy Ang Lee s Sense and Sensibility however and so when my friend threw the gauntlet down I dutifully picked it up.
Boy did I hate him at first To get anywhere with this book one has to immerse oneself in the reali NOTE The review you are about to read was written in 2009 2009 That s almost 10 years ago I was 17 and thought I was the smartest person ever In all honesty I barely remember this book So, negative comments regarding my intelligence are no longer necessary They will be ignored As they have been for probably 6 years now CARRY ON P.
S Can we all just LOL at my use of the words mind numbing balls HA This book is quite possibly the most insipid novel I have ever read in my life Why this book is so highly treasured by society is beyond me It is 345 pages of nothing The characters are like wispy shadows of something that could be interesting, the language that could be beautiful ends up becoming difficult to decipher and lead methan once to skip over entire par

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