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A review of the book pride and prejudice by jane austen

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Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen - review

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A lot or a little? The parents' guide to what's in this book.

Book Review - Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Teen readers may be surprised and amused by the rigid rules of conduct imposed on young women of that place and time. The occupations of "gentlemen" are also touched on, as well as cultural activities of the period, such as the music and dancing that people enjoyed.

Positive Messages Most of the young characters in Pride and Prejudice are grappling with securing or choosing a marriage partner. Austen's message here is that a happy marriage should be built on true love between like-minded people, and that a life partner should be chosen carefully. Couples in the novel who make rash choices or who choose financial security before love come to regret their decisions.

  • They will ruin your happiness;
  • The wish of giving happiness to you added force to the other inducements which led me on;
  • Not a laugh a minute, but there is a subtle flow of humour that ebbs throughout it;
  • It was something relatively simple, but still quite good.

Elizabeth, who is known to be her father's favorite because she is sensible and smart, makes the occasional error in judgment, but she is generally a very admirable young woman: Darcy, though prideful on the surface, is also generous, trustworthy, and caring.

Violence Sex No sexual activities are described, but a young girl runs away with her lover and it is implied that the couple are living together without benefit of marriage -- very scandalous for the time.

Pride and Prejudice

Language Characters' worthiness is often judged on the basis of wealth and property. One character is described as an "indolent" man who drinks and gambles.

  • Darcy joined that party as soon as he showed up in the narrative as I thought he was terrific as well;
  • Oh, and I am sorry if this is a bit of a minor spoiler but I need to add that George Wickham is a cock-blocking braggadouche of startling proportions;
  • Words can destroy people;
  • One, I thought it might be a bit too romantical for me;
  • The reader wants them to be united.

What parents need to know Parents need to know that Jane Austen's romantic masterpiece, Pride and Prejudice, is an absolute joy to read and study for teens who are open to the pleasures of 19th-century prose and manners. The plot and characters are engaging for teens, and the book is worth revisiting at any age. However, young people will get maximum enjoyment from this story if they read the novel first. Stay up to date on new reviews. Get full reviews, ratings, and advice delivered weekly to your inbox.