‘Pride and Prejudice’ – Jane Austen: Book Review

“​Defeat is not the worst of failures. Not to have tried is the true failure.” -George Edward Woodberry

“First Impressions”:
First Impressions’ –  a rather appropriate initial name for what came to be Jane Austen’s renowned masterpiece, Pride and Prejudice…

Pride and Prejudice is an intimately crafted novel, set within the heart of Britian, during the 19th century. Following the story of Elizabeth Bennett, a gentleman’s daughter, it explores her familiy’s and her own, poignant adventures in love.

If a man is ‘proud’, and ‘arrogant’, does that mean he is truly of that disposition?

If a character is ‘charming’, and ‘handsome’, does that make them truly agreeable?

Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice teaches us not to act upon first impressions; the one which we execrate first, may become our admirer. Jane Austen succombs to the pinacle of social injustice during the 19th century, and overcomes, and empowers us to change, and challenge what has come to be percieved as normal.

My expectations of the book certainly developed as I began to unravel the world of which Austen has written.


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