Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
(W.W. Norton & Company, 2000, 424 pages)
In the Bennett household, there are five unmarried sisters and for a mother who wants the best for her daughters, they must be married and soon (best=man with lots of money). As the oldest daughter, Jane, has an immediate spark with Mr. Bingley, the two youngest daughters, Lydia and Kitty, are flirting and Mary is showing no interest in being social with the opposite sex. But it’s Elizabeth who starts to receive some unexpected attention from Mr. Darcy. After their rough start, they are not shy on the drama between them but their story has already proved to be one for the ages.
I have always wanted to read this classic but I’ve been dragging my feet on it for a while. Lucky, this was the first book assigned in my “Romance and It’s Readers” class this semester. Everyone in my class agreed that we hated Mr. Collins, Mrs. Bennet was just an overly involved mother, Lydia was too childish for her own good, and the love story between Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy was wonderful. My recap just doesn’t do this classic justice.
*Side note: As mentioned before, I am taking a Romance class this semester so beware of my many romance posts for a while.