When I was a child, I had a mini-book of Pride & Prejudice
, complete with pictures and child-friendly language. I thought Elizabeth Bennett was the COOLEST.
After a while, I grew to love other books. I never really went back to read the full version of Pride & Prejudice
A few days ago, I found a copy in my college bookstore, with a cover that can only be described as lovely. It was only $2.50, so I splurged on myself a little. I figured that as an English major, one cannot have too many good books.
I enjoyed it so much that I not only read it three times, but annotated it just for fun, color-coded those annotations, began doing rudimentary analysis of it, watched the 2005 movie rendition of it, looked up its TV Tropes page, and am currently falling in love with
the soundtrack of said 2005 movie.
I was reading the part where...well, spoilers aren't necessary. I was reading a part where a certain sister does something incredibly bad, and I almost through the book. I fangirl squealed in sync with the Bennett sisters during the movie, and I'll admit, when Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth Bennett are standing there in the rain...
Anyway, I'm really loving this book. It's not long, especially when compared to the other things college makes me read. It's ridiculously easy to analyze (the two main themes of the book are in the TITLE, for heaven's sake) and my only qualm about it is that they don't kiss in the book. They ought to kiss
DAMMIT JANE AUSTEN THEY NEED TO KISS
at least in the end, when...er, spoilers again.
So you can find this book online and read it for free. It's really easy, and I hope you all don't mind getting a shameless reading plug from me. Besides, you will be able to look very dignified after saying, "Well of course
I've read Pride & Prejudice
. Every accomplished young citizen of any repute has." And now, whenever you have that stupid book review to do, you'll have a very simple, yet beautiful, book to fall back on!
Pride & Prejudice, guys.