“Laugh as much as you choose, but you will not laugh me out of my opinion.”
I did it,guys. I finished my first Jane Austen book. Now I can finally join the cool kids club. And I have one thing to say to Miss Austen:
To be quite honest,I’m happy I waited. Younger me wouldn’t have understood the satire in this book and I daresay she would have dreaded the romance. So let’s get to it!
I didn’t expect them to be so colorful and unique! To meet Elizabeth is to fall in love,and of course I adored Mr. Darcy once he realized his flaws and did his best to fix them. The same goes to Lizzy. My favorite thing about the characters might have been their admittance of their own flaws.
“How despicably I have acted! Pleased with the preference of one, and offended by the neglect of the other, on the very beginning of our acquaintance, I have courted prepossession and ignorance, and driven reason away, where either were concerned.”
The side characters were just as good to know about. Jane and Mr.Bingley were both too good for this world.
A character that seems to get little love is Mary, but I did like her a lot. Lizzy had Jane and Lydia had Kitty, but Mary was alone most of the time. Mr.Bennet didn’t seem to care to her at all,even considering her good wits. Some love for the middle sister, please?
Of course, there’s also Lydia who might be the most obnoxious character in the entire
literature book. And Mr.Bennet. Mr.Bennet should write a guide: How Not To Father. Worst dad ever!
It’s amazing how such a simple idea can be so well executed and become well loved through the entire world.
“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife.”. Indeed. And this premise made for a lovely novel, albeit a slow one.
My only two reservations about the story: I wanted to see more of Mr Darcy and Elizabeth as a married couple. We only got a couple of pages about their live together, and that’s not nearly enough (I’ll have to appeal to fanfictions!). Lydia’s drama, while important, took way too much of the book. The fact that I didn’t like her wasn’t much help.
I have no other complaints though. The little we got from the love story was adorable, and the character development was superb.
Deliciously Historical Fiction. If…that makes sense. Anyway,stories about the past have been growing on me a lot. Throw London in the lot and you’ll have me jumping all over the place.
Now,do I recommend this book, Mr.Darcy?