Well what can I say…I chose to re-read Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen as the ninth book in my Goodreads reading challenge. This is, without a doubt, one of my absolute favourite books. With arguably the most famous opening sentence in fiction, Austen draws you in immediately with Elizabeth Bennet’s quick wit and prejudiced first impressions. I love the fact, that despite this book being published for the first time in 1813, many of the issues raised continue today. We all judge a book by it’s cover (excuse the pun!) at sometime in our lives, and that is exactly what Elizabeth Bennet and the inhabitants of Meryton do throughout this book.
We all know the story of Pride & Prejudice – the BBC helped with that with their amazing tv adaptation starring Colin Firth (you’re thinking about him in his wet shirt emerging from the lake at Pemberly, I know it!) and Jennifer Ehle so there really is no need for me to give you a detailed synopsis. If you haven’t read this book, you need to. Classics are often seen as dry and boring by many, in part I believe due to the fact we are forced to read them at school. Take the time, and read this classic – it may surprise you.
Rating: 5 stars out of 5