Saturday, August 7, 2021

Review of Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

This review was written by Eugene Kernes

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Genre = Novel, History
Intriguing Connections = Some Type of Romance
“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.  However little know the feelings or views of such a man may be on the first entering a neighbourhood, this truth is so well fixed in the minds of the surrounding families, that he is considered the rightful property of some one or other of their daughters.” – Jane Austen, Chapter 1, Page 3

“”You mistake me, my dear.  I have a high respect of your nerves.  They are my old friends.  I have heard you mention them with consideration these last twenty years at least”.” – Jane Austen, Chapter 1, Page 5

“”All this she must possess,” added Darcey, “and to all this she must yet add something more substantial, in the improvement of her mind by extensive reading.”” – Jane Austen, Chapter 8, Page 39

Short Description

Elaborate Description

During the era of the book, men and women have expectations of each other.  The man is expected to have a high income, to be a producer, and to be in want of a wife.  The woman is expected to have a lot of personal attributes such as reading, dancing, various forms of entertainment, and have an appropriate appearance.  Pride desires nothing less than what is expected.  Prejudice against anything else.  But people are not as expected, and change over time.  It takes a lot of effort to bring about a mutual understanding of one another.  Especially when rumors create different accounts of the same individual.  Highlighting the complexities of human character, and unequal treatment.

This book needs to be revised to updated syntax and language because the as it stands, unless the reader already understands a lot of the syntax, it will be a difficult read.

Questions to Consider while Reading the Book
•What is the raison d’etre of the book?  For what purpose did the author write the book?
•What are the expectations of men? 
•What are the expectations of women?
•How are characters prideful?
•What are the characters prejudice of?
•How does jealously affect a situation? 

Book Details
Edition ISBN:  2940045619325
Pages to read:   371
Publication:     2015
1st Edition:      1813
Format:           eBook

Ratings out of 5:
Readability    1
Content          1
Overall           1