"Be brave, give it a go!…"
Be brave, give this classic novel a try ... some people are frightened of 'the classic novel' as if you have to be a literature professor to qualify as a valid reader. Rubbish - this is an engrossing story of family life written with humour and great insight into the character flaws we all share. Turn off your phone, relax and enjoy.Read moreLess
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"Classic, my favourite too…"
Like a mug of chocolate, this book warms me through xRead moreLess
"Laugh out loud…"
The best book ever....it has everything!!!! Wit, warmth...in depth understanding of people. Romance ....but so much more. I never studied Austen at school and I think coming to it as an adult was the best thing. As a child you can't appreciate the subtle irony!Read moreLess
"A deserving classic.…"
I did not really enjoy Jane Austen at school but reading it again it I finally get the power of Austens words. Wonderful prose written by a truly insightful mind everyone should read this book at least once. Original characters and gripping plot with the right mix of humour. I finally understand why it is a classic!Read moreLess
"Every time you read this you find something more. JA…"
Every time you read this you find something more. JA is so witty, perceptive, not to say extremely ironic. The love story is classic of course but it is also so funny!Read moreLess
"This is an okay book, will always be mentioned within…"
This is an okay book, will always be mentioned within any top 100 books of all time list (and will no doubt always hover around the top ten) but it did not excite me as much as it has so clearly to the other reviewers. I just think that there is so much more out there that is on a par and beyond but just never seems to be mentioned.Read moreLess
"OH YEAH best book ever. Funny, witty, wise, thoughtful, and…"
OH YEAH best book ever. Funny, witty, wise, thoughtful, and the most wonderful romance you will ever find. Ahhhhh...Read moreLess
"This book is a lifelong delight for me. The plot…"
This book is a lifelong delight for me. The plot is brilliant, the characters and their development are handled very well, and the clever use of language is a joy. It is full of cheeky humour, and is one of those books that makes you stop and read out short passages to whoever else happens to be in the room with you. At the same time, the language is quite accessible and easy to follow for those who are not used to reading older literature.Read moreLess
"I love this book it has been my favourite since…"
I love this book it has been my favourite since I was thirteen and first read it i must have about four copies of it by now. I was so completely in love with Mr. Darcy, luckily for me a married a man who isn't that different!!Read moreLess
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"fabulous, brilliant, romantic, best book ever…"
fabulous, brilliant, romantic, best book everRead moreLess
"I never read this book until I reached my…"
I never read this book until I reached my 60s. What have I been missing ? I thought it would be stuffy and hard but it was pure joy.Read moreLess
"I agree that this has to be the best book…"
I agree that this has to be the best book ever. It's best read slowly and thoughtfully, that way the charecters really come to life. Jane Austen had such a forward looking approach, she was born way ahead of her time.Read moreLess
"I love this book, having been forced to read Austen…"
I love this book, having been forced to read Austen as part of English studies at school I began to understand what the hype was about and having read P&P I now couldn't be without it. Its just a wonderful escape for the daily grind with fabulous characters and gripping plot with a lot of humour and human observation. I love it - though didn't think much of the recent TV twist on this classic tale!Read moreLess
"Even when forced to read it for O Level I…"
Even when forced to read it for O Level I thought the book was OK. It just gets better every time I read it again. Like a favourite bar of chocolate and a glass of champagne!Read moreLess
"This is my favourtie book of all time have read…"
This is my favourtie book of all time have read it a number of times and never tire of it. Much better than any film version. I think this should be on everyones "bucket list"Read moreLess
"It is a truth universally acknowleged that this is the…"
It is a truth universally acknowleged that this is the original chick lit book. Beautiful prose, merciless characterisation, and a story that engeges from the outset and has a deeply satisfying endingRead moreLess
"It's the classic romantic comedy, and the characters still resonate…"
It's the classic romantic comedy, and the characters still resonate almost 200 years later. Combine that with images of Colin Firth and you just can't lose!Read moreLess
"Beautifully written, amazing characters - a great book to read…"
Beautifully written, amazing characters - a great book to read over and over againRead moreLess
"This book is enthralling. I have read 'Pride and…"
This book is enthralling. I have read 'Pride and Prejudice' so many times and can never put it down once I start to read. The imagery is wonderful; so descriptive. The story is amazing -the ultimate in a romantic classic.Read moreLess
"This book is a womans answer to the world cup!…"
This book is a womans answer to the world cup! The characters are superb and the style evermore apparent in todays world as when it was orginally penned by Jane. The passion that is felt and especially seen with both the BBC adaptation and the big screen verion, just takes your breath away.Read moreLess
"It withstands the passing of time and remains a favourite.…"
It withstands the passing of time and remains a favourite. Even when I've read it so many times I know whole passages off by heart, it continues to entertain and amuse.
Austen was a fantastic observer of human nature and character.Read moreLess
"This book is definetely the best book ever ! You get…"
This book is definetely the best book ever !
You get so caught up in the story that you can't put the book down !
Loved it !Read moreLess
"An absolutely wonderful book. This is a story about Mr…"
An absolutely wonderful book. This is a story about Mr and Mrs Bennett and their daughters, set in the times when it was deemed necessary and economic to marry off your daughters. The way in which the book is written makes it outstanding and the description of Mrs Bennett and her bahaviour is really amusing. In fact, you feel embarassed for her poor daughters. The main character is Elizabeth Bennett, who falls madly in love with a handsome, dashing character who is also extemely rich. He though, makes some very snobbish remarks and seems very class predjudiced. In her pride, Elizabeth turns down his proposal. All is well at the nail biting end though, and they live happily ever after! Such a classic book.Read moreLess
"The best comfort read - P&P, a bath and a…"
The best comfort read - P&P, a bath and a huge bar of Galaxy - a perfect evening.Read moreLess
"I will never get bored of re-reading this book.…"
I will never get bored of re-reading this book. A mixture of wit, romance, period drama, etiquette, suspense... It has endured well over time and has captured the hearts of many (displayed be the fact the BBC keep remaking television drama based on it every few years). It transports you back to the era where you can drift into another reality and forget the world outside. I think I'll go and get a cup of tea and sit and have a read of it again.Read moreLess
"This book is like an old friend; I have read…"
This book is like an old friend; I have read it countless times and it never fails to make me smile.Read moreLess
"I adore this book, it is the best ever.…"
I adore this book, it is the best ever. I have read it a million times and it is like an old friend. I always pick it up up if I feel fed up and it never fails to put a smile on my face. Lizzie is an amazing character with intelligence, wit and a great sense of fun, definitely one of the best female characters written. The love story unfolding gets me every time and I can't wait to get to the part where they finally reveal their feelings to each other. Writing this has made me want to read it right now. I cannot recommend this book highly enough - everyone should read it. I also love the BBC adaptation but nothing beats the book.Read moreLess
"The most absolutely perfect book of all time. Nothing more…"
The most absolutely perfect book of all time. Nothing more needs to be said!Read moreLess
"a great romance with wit.…"
a great romance with wit.Read moreLess
"A total delight to read. The perfect romance…"
A total delight to read. The perfect romance with wonderful comedy. There is no better way to escape. I have needed to mature to fully appreicate this book. It was nothing special when I was forced to study it at school -now in my 30s I can fully appreciate it - and cant help but laugh out load. Some parts are so beautifully romantic that I find my toes curling! Combine it with an indulgent 6 hr session of watching the BBC Colin Firth adapatation, a tub of maltesers and you will be in heaven. Nappies, washing, school runs, work seem miles away. Who needs valium?Read moreLess
"Absolutely the best book ever!!! The characters are deep and…"
Absolutely the best book ever!!! The characters are deep and you can feel the tension from how the author writes.Read moreLess
"Tis a truth universally acknowledged that a woman in procession…"
Tis a truth universally acknowledged that a woman in procession of a bit of time must be in want of a good book. And this has is all, love, lust and scandal. The BBC adaptation was good but nothing beats a good read. It's a gentle wander through a past time when manners and class distinction prevail but for all that the relationships between people are the same as they are today. Worth putting your feet up wit a cup of tea and a big box of chocs and just wallowing.Read moreLess