Pride and Prejudice is the classic novel that I was most ashamed of not having read. It has been on my TBR for so long that I find it hard to believe but now, thanks to the beautiful RBA editions, I have finally read it.
Why make you wait any longer, I loved it. There is definitely my TOP3!
The novel tells the life of the Bennet family, more specifically Lizzie, who is the protagonist and, to a lesser extent, her sister Jane.
After the arrival of some rich and young gentlemen to the county in which the family lives, their daily life is altered by social life, full of balls, meals and other celebrations in which Jane falls in love with young Bingley and Lizzie enters in contact with Mr. Darcy.
So sweet and dreamy is everything at the beginning that the blow for the sisters is harder when the story goes wrong. Still, love is a powerful feeling and it always triumphs, even when it is disguised as hate at first.
As I said at the beginning, I loved the story. I am 100% a fan of fantasy and terror and this novel has none of it, rather it is like looking through a small hole how life was at the time.
The delicacy of Jane Austen’s writing fascinates me, the dialogues are exquisite and her way of narrating daily life makes you hooked from the beginning to the end.
Personally I have felt transported to 19th century England, I have seen the beautiful landscapes and the imposing mansions, I have dressed in the vaporous dresses and I have attended dances and luxurious meals.
There is something in the book that has reminded me of Jane Eyre, saving the class difference of the protagonists. After all they are novels written by women from the same time. Both stories are equally recommended.
With this I can only say that it is a novel that is very worthwhile and that, even if you don’t like the genre, you should give it a try. After all, it is a classic for a reason.