“A lady's imagination is very rapid; it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony in a moment.”
I may have lost count of all the rereads I've done so far this month so I wouldn't be able to tell you what number this is, although the months dwindling to a close. As I write this, it is the 23/9/16 which I understand this will actually go up in February of 2017 but I have so many reviews to post, it's insane. Anyway, when I first read this, I was 12 and it was on recommendation from my English teacher who I had so much respect for, I would've sold her my soul. I lost a tiny bit of respect as she became my history teacher but anyway, she told me I'd probably enjoy it because I loved Heidi. The first time I read this was an absolute blur so of course, I had to reread it. It turns out, I retained very little of it.
It's kind of pointless to do a review on Pride and Prejudice but honestly, it's more of a discussion and I like to discuss each book I read. It's good to be able to come back and say 'oh, that's what I thought of that'. It makes for easy reference for myself and somewhat interesting content. So, I guess I'm 'reviewing' Pride and Prejudice.
As far as classics go, this is one of my favourites. Jane Austen is one of my favourite classic authors. I don't always like classics though, for example, I absolutely hated Wurthering Heights and could barely finish it. I love Jane Austen's writing style though, the characters are more three dimensional than some characters tend to be in classics. Elizabeth has a lot of personality and she's fun to read.
I love that Elizabeth stands her ground, especially towards the end. She is a great representative of the early strong literary women. Marrying was not a priority for herself and she knew she didn't want to marry for the sake of money, which is great. I think Elizabeth is a great character.
Mr Darcy is just gorgeous, especially once he proposes and we really get to see him more as a character. That's the one shame with classics, I find, we never get to know a huge amount of the love interest and we don't get all that we get in romance type novels now. This is obviously because romantic relationships are much different now than they were when a lot of classics were published but it is a shame nonetheless.
I give it a five stars because I really like it and think it's probably the most likable as far as classics go. It's one of my personal favourites and I know it's a favourite upon many.