Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

"It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife."

As part of the Classics Book club at 5 Minutes for Books we are reviewing Pride and Prejudice this month. The first Tuesday of every month a new classic will be featured and readers will post their thoughts. By the first Tuesday in October Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte must be read and will be featured. I am looking forward to rereading this book.

Pride and Prejudice is one of my all time favorite books. I cannot count how many times I have read it. I highly recommend it. The center of the story revolves around the Bennetts and their five daughters. Mrs. Bennett's life revolves around her nerves and marrying her daughters to the richest men possible. Her husband is witty and sarcastic yet tolerant towards her. Elizabeth Bennett first meets Mr. Darcy at a neighborhood dance held by Mr. Bingley. Jane Bennett falls in love with Mr. Bingley but Mr. Darcy interferes. Elizabeth does not have a very good impression of Mr. Darcy. What follows is a timeless tale of romance set in England 1800s.


Anonymous said...

Have you seen the A & E movie?

Amy Guerino said...

You think Mr. Bennet is tolerant towards his wife? I thought he behaved with civility but he enjoyed using his wit to be sarcastic that was above Mrs. Bennet's understanding. It appeared that the slights were only observed by the witty ones: mainly Elizabeth and perhaps Jane at times. I guess I would expect tolerance to be more kind.

Unknown said...

I think that Mr. Bennet does accept his wife the way she is. He doesn't respect her, but I think tolerance is a good description.

Interesting point!

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