• sukhobok

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Fantastic, witty dialogue, but not my cup of tea.

Whilst no one can presume to fully appreciate the genius of Jane Austen, if we may be disagreeable for just one moment, we may venture as far as to say that Jane Austen's characters may be a trifle too entitled, and while that is by no means meant to be a condemnation of Jane Austen's work as a whole, for, assuredly, even the harshest of her critics must acknowledge that writers can only draw from their personal experiences, there is almost no mention of the experiences of the lower classes in Jane Austen's book.

Perhaps it is just my reading preferences, but I don't really care about Mrs. Bennet's Ahabian desire to marry off all her children or Mr. Darcy's desire to come across as less arrogant and condescending. There are people starving around you, but all the characters in this novel worry about is how to be super agreeable with one another. With that being said, I am glad I read it, and would recommend it to anyone who is curious about what the upper classes in England lived like.