Jane Austen's most popular novel, originally published in 1813, some 17 years after it was first written, presents the Bennet family of Longbourn. Against the background of gossipy Mrs Bennet and the detached Mr Bennet, the quest is on for husbands for the five daughters. The spotlight falls on Elizabeth, second eldest, who is courted by Darcy though initially she is more concerned with the fate of her other sisters. This marvellous account of family life in Regency England is read with vigour and style by Emilia Fox.

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This novel is addictive. You read it again and again to confirm your suspicion that the male hero suddenly changes partway through it from a contemptible prig into a kind, charming, and modest moral paragon. But what you cannot figure out is how Jane Austin pulls this off without ever losing your interest. Every unexpected twist just makes you want to stay up longer in order to see what happens next. It all holds together, like an Escher painting, despite the fact that, by the end, the male hero has undergone a 180 degree metamorphosis. It's uncanny and a real work of art.

0 Responses posted in November


One of my very favorite books! I love Austen's depiction of the intelligent and strong-willed Elizabeth. I also adore the themes that the book shows about wealth, staying true to yourself, courting, and love. Other characters, such as Mr. Darcy and Jane, are well developed. Finally, I really like the language; I find it flowery, but still easy enough to understand.

0 Responses posted in March


Delicada e perspicaz, esta obra é reflexo de comportamentos atemporais humanos; as relações e os conflitos presentes na narrativa descrevem o amadurecimento do caráter, a formalidade dos interesses e a pré disposição ao julgamento (conceito). É um livro incrivelmente bem escrito, até humorado, onde o amor é a plataforma para o desenvolvimento da personalidade humana.

1 Response posted in January


Really great novel! Besides the story, which is amazing, the caracters, the description of their personalities, their learning curve, all of this make this one of the best books I ever read.

0 Responses posted in January


Perfeito, bela, porém, não obvia historia de amor, retrata bem a mulher na sociedade inglesa da época ao mesmo tempo em cria um dos principais galãs da literatura mundial.

0 Responses posted in January
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