Jane Austen, A to Z: Pride and Prejudice

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I have to confess that I had never read Pride and Prejudice before. Ever. It was never assigned reading in college – not even in the Victorian novel class.

So last night, I finished reading it. It took a bit longer than I expected to become emotionally involved with the story. Some people seem to really be in love with this book.

At the halfway point, the characters became more important to me. I wanted Elizabeth and Jane to succeed in life – in whatever way that would be the best for them. Even if they were old maids, they would still be worthy of our adoration.

Mrs. Bennett is so obnoxious, isn’t she? I’m so thankful that my mom is very different than Mrs. Bennett. Some of us can be thankful that Lydia isn’t our sister. There’s that saying “Be careful what you wish for, you just might get it.” She wished for a life with Mr. Wickham. Now they are married and it’s not everything she had hoped it would be.

How many of us have turned away our own Mr. Darcy and ended up with a Mr. Wickham?

I might have been on the edge of my seat during the last two chapters. I knew how it was going to end but for whatever reason, I was afraid Mr. Darcy would slip away again.

Needless to say, I enjoyed the book.

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  1. lisabuiecollard – My first published novel, Evangeline's Miracle won first place in the Royal Palm Literary Award contest, Mystery category. When of elementary-school age, my sister and I earned our weekly allowance by writing short stories every week, one or two pages, that my father would ‘grade’ with us for spelling, originality, etc.; then he would he pay us 25 cents. My first paid writing gig, little did I know. I’m a mother, wife, sister, and daughter, have waited tables, been a dental assistant, teacher, journalist, gardener and architectural administrative assistant. I’ve traveled in Europe, New Zealand, and the US. I speak French and English fluently with a little Spanish on the side. I grew up in Florida, lived in Georgia, Texas and North Carolina. For the moment, I'm in Ohio. At the 2000 Golden Triangles Writer’s Conference in Beaumont, Texas I placed first in the unpublished mainstream fiction contest for my first novel, ‘The Celtic Flame’ and first in the synopsis contest for the same novel.
    lisabuiecollard says:

    Pride and Prejudice is a great novel and one I’ve read more than once. I think it’s the writing style that makes it a bit difficult at first, but once into it, it flows. Wuthering Heights is like that as well, only more so… Happy A to Z, found you on the master list. http://www.lisabuiecollard.com

    1. holley4734 – “Just a small town girl – living in a lonely world.” Concert tickets are practically essential. Musicals are the key to life. I like movies, music,books, and corny jokes.
      holley4734 says:

      I agree. It took a little while to get into it. I did enjoy it though. Thanks for visiting! 🙂

    1. holley4734 – “Just a small town girl – living in a lonely world.” Concert tickets are practically essential. Musicals are the key to life. I like movies, music,books, and corny jokes.
      holley4734 says:

      I haven’t yet. It’s going on the to-watch list for sure! 🙂

    2. lisabuiecollard – My first published novel, Evangeline's Miracle won first place in the Royal Palm Literary Award contest, Mystery category. When of elementary-school age, my sister and I earned our weekly allowance by writing short stories every week, one or two pages, that my father would ‘grade’ with us for spelling, originality, etc.; then he would he pay us 25 cents. My first paid writing gig, little did I know. I’m a mother, wife, sister, and daughter, have waited tables, been a dental assistant, teacher, journalist, gardener and architectural administrative assistant. I’ve traveled in Europe, New Zealand, and the US. I speak French and English fluently with a little Spanish on the side. I grew up in Florida, lived in Georgia, Texas and North Carolina. For the moment, I'm in Ohio. At the 2000 Golden Triangles Writer’s Conference in Beaumont, Texas I placed first in the unpublished mainstream fiction contest for my first novel, ‘The Celtic Flame’ and first in the synopsis contest for the same novel.
      lisabuiecollard says:

      My favorite too, Persuasion!!!

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