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Pride and Prejudice (1813)

by Jane Austen

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Elizabeth Bennet is at first determined to dislike Mr. Darcy, who is handsome and eligible. This misjudgment only matched in folly by Darcy's arrogant pride. Their first impressions give way to truer feelings in a comedy concerned with happiness and how it might be achieved.
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    Shuffy2: Beatrice and Benedick & Lizzie and Darcy- there are some similarties! This is my favorite of Shakespeare's comedies! Two characters who love to spar with words, 2 couples who love each other, and a bad guy! Perfect mix...
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    humouress: For those who love Pride and Prejudice, and want to know more about the context it was written in, the annotated version adds depth to Jane Austen's work.
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    Shuffy2: Mr. Darcy and Mr. Thornton are both of the same cloth, a love story you can really sink into!
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    lilithcat: Some Tame Gazelle was Barbara Pym's first book, but I would really recommend any of her works to admirers of Jane Austen. She has the same sensibility, the same grasp of the English social order and the English village, and populates her books with very similar people. But, more important, she has the same sense of humor, and the same marvelous touch with comedies of manners.… (more)
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    lydiabarr: Austen and Delafield are often compared...both have shrewdly observational sense of humor and an elaborately deadpan style. I love them both.
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First I must confess that I love to read. This means that I have and will continue to read anything and everything. Yet I will always return to the classics for they offer not only entertainment but also and opportunity to go back to a finer time, as Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice is a perfect example of. I enjoy the characters and am always left with a longing for a time when honour and respectability was important and where reputations were to be protected. As for Mr. Darcy, I confess like so many women before myself I find him to be a delightful male character and wish that more men in today's society had his character. I recommend this book to everyone ( )
  kskristine | May 17, 2022 |
Only a woman can truly depict her own sense and feeling of the other women. She’s the one allowed to put critics of herself if needed or wanted, not the men. ( )
  tonimeter | May 13, 2022 |
Cuesta arriba. Aprovechando que los últimos veranos he leído obras más clásicas de lo que me es habitual, y también que recurrentemente me sobreviene la necesidad de rellenar agujeros formativos, me he enfrentado durante casi un mes a este libro con llanto y rechinar de dientes. No es fácil salir de la zona de confort.

La historia sobre las vivencias de la familia Bennet a través de los ojos de Elizabeth, a pesar de ser consciente del contexto en la que se escribió, me ha resultado cabreante. Sus comportamientos de aceptación de un corsé impuesto socialmente y que consta, básicamente, de una enorme superficie completamente hueca en el interior, me recuerda todo lo que odio de la Navidad. Hale, ya lo he dicho. Pero es que no puedo soportarlo. ¡Verdad antes que paz!

Por otra parte, Darcy: una persona hecha a sí misma que recela de esos comportamientos artificiales y que es mostrado a lo largo de la obra como un ser abyecto que jamás podrá tener el cariño de nadie si no se traga el corsé entero y sin lubricar. Cabreo aumentando.


Entiendo que todo esto es solo la pista de despegue para la intención original de la autora, que es mostrar el contraste del comportamiento individualista y crítico de la protagonista (y de su padre a ratos) con respecto a la enorme charada en la que viven. Debió ser un revulsivo importante para las sociedades bienpensantes británica y francesa en la que alcanzó sus mayores éxitos en vida de la autora.

Sin embargo, en mi humilde opinión, es una pista de despegue demasiado larga y con más floripondios de los que soy capaz de digerir. Quizá soy hijo de mi tiempo y me he vuelto incapaz de consumir textos largos en estilos enrevesados, pero una cucharada más de ilustrativa vacuidad me hubiera reventado el bazo. El libro podría reducirse a una cuarta parte (de hecho su última cuarta parte es sublime y merecedora de que me quite la peluca en su presencia) sin perder la fuerza del mensaje y ahorrándonos el dolor de las continuas descripciones de bailes, cenas, horas del té, y eternas conversaciones sobre encontrar marido.

Que a lo mejor era todo muy necesario, no digo que no, pero a este asno la miel se le ha atragantado. ( )
  tecniferio | May 12, 2022 |
Tells the story of fiercely independent Elizabeth Bennet, one of five sisters who must marry rich, as she confounds the arrogant, wealthy Mr. Darcy. What ensues is one of the most delightful and engrossingly readable courtships known to literature, written by a precocious Austen when she was just twenty-one years old. Humorous and profound, and filled with highly entertaining dialogue, this witty comedy of manners dips and turns through drawing-rooms and plots to reach an immensely satisfying finale.As 'irresistible and as nearly flawless as any fiction could be. ( )
  Gmomaj | May 9, 2022 |
Obviously a great book. The characters are brilliant - the awful mother, the negligent father, the flighty Kitty... The story is full of twists and turns but of course comes to a satisfying and happy conclusion. Its a great comfort reading and was a lot of fun to discuss at book club. ( )
  AlisonSakai | Apr 29, 2022 |
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[Recensionen gäller en nyöversättning gjord av Gun-Britt Sundström]

...men ”Stolthet och fördom” är en glad roman, tack vare Elizabeth Bennets frejdiga humör och relativa frispråkighet. I Gun-Britt Sundströms nyöversättning ges gott om utrymme för tvetydigheten i hennes repliker, för skrattet som bubblar under ytan.
 
[Recensionen gäller en nyöversättning gjord av Gun-Britt Sundström]

När jag läser Sundströms översättning blir det för första gången tydligt för mig hur skickligt Austen tryfferar romanen med små överdrifter, sarkasmer, nålstick av spydighet, utan att läsaren för den skull tappar engagemanget i intrigen. Humorn gäller särskilt gestaltningen av bokens karikatyrer, Elizabeths ytliga och giriga mamma mrs Bennet och den fjäskige och inbilske mr Collins, den släkting som aspirerar på att överta familjegodset.
 
In Pride and Prejudice, Austen turned up the dial that controls the temperature of comedy, giving it some of the fever of what we would now call romance... For Elizabeth Bennet is the most frictionlessly adorable Heroine in the corpus – by some distance. And, as for the Hero, well, Miss Austen, for once in her short life, held nothing back: tall, dark, handsome, brooding, clever, noble, and profoundly rich...No reader can resist the brazen wishfulness of Pride and Prejudice, but it is clear from internal evidence alone that Austen never fully forgave herself for it...

Pride and Prejudice suckers you. Amazingly – and, I believe, uniquely – it goes on suckering you. Even now, as I open the book, I feel the same tizzy of unsatisfied expectation, despite five or six rereadings. How can this be, when the genre itself guarantees consummation? The simple answer is that these lovers really are ‘made for each other’ – by their creator. They are constructed for each other: interlocked for wedlock. Their marriage has to be.
 
Satírica, antirromántica, profunda y mordaz a un tiempo, la obra de Jane Austen nace de la observación de la vida doméstica y de un profundo conocimiento de la condición humana. Orgullo y prejuicio ha fascinado a generaciones de lectores por sus inolvidables personajes y su desopilante retrato de una sociedad, la Inglaterra victoriana y rural, tan contradictoria como absurda. Con la llegada del rico y apuesto señor Darcy a su región, las vidas de los Bennet y sus cinco hijas se vuelven del revés. El orgullo y la distancia social, la astucia y la hipocresía, los malentendidos y los juicios apresurados abocan a los personajes al escándalo y al dolor, pero también a la comprensión, el conocimiento y el amor verdadero. Esta edición presenta al lector una nueva traducción al castellano que devuelve todo su esplendor al ingenio y la finísima ironía de la prosa de Austen.
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I "would rather have written Pride and Prejudice, or Tom Jones, than any of the Waverley Novels"
added by GYKM | editGeorge Henry Lewes, George Henry Lewes
 

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(Introduction) Jane Austen was born in 1775, the daughter of the rector of Steventon, and she lived in this quiet village in its quiet Hampshire landscape until she was twenty-six years old.
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.
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The power of doing anything with quickness is always prized much by the possessor, and often without any attention to the imperfection of the performance.
Do not be afraid of my running into any excess, of my encroaching on your privilege of universal good will. You need not. There are few people whom I really love, and still fewer of whom I think well. The more I see of the world, the more am I dissatisfied with it; and every day confirms my belief of the inconsistency of all human characters, and of the little dependence that can be placed on the appearance of either merit or sense.
"In vain have I struggled. It will not do. My feelings will not be repressed. You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you."
"I wonder who first discovered the efficacy of poetry in driving away love!"
Though Lydia's short letter to Mrs. F. gave them to understand that they were going to Gretna Green, something was dropped by Denny expressing his belief that W. never intended to go there, or to marry Lydia at all, which was repeated to Colonel F., who, instantly taking the alarm, set off from B. intending to trace their route. He did trace them easily to Clapham, but no farther; for on entering that place they removed into a hackney-coach and dismissed the chaise that brought them from Epsom. All that is known after this is that they were seen to continue the London road. I know not what to think. After making every possible enquiry on that side London, Colonel F. came on into Hertfordshire, anxiously renewing them at all the turnpikes, and at the inns in Barnet and Hatfield, but without any success; no such people had been seen to pass through. With the kindest concern he came on to Longbourn, and broke his apprehensions to us in a manner most creditable to his heart.
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Elizabeth Bennet is at first determined to dislike Mr. Darcy, who is handsome and eligible. This misjudgment only matched in folly by Darcy's arrogant pride. Their first impressions give way to truer feelings in a comedy concerned with happiness and how it might be achieved.

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Austen’s most celebrated novel tells the story of Elizabeth Bennet, a bright, lively young woman with four sisters, and a mother determined to marry them to wealthy men. At a party near the Bennets’ home in the English countryside, Elizabeth meets the wealthy, proud Fitzwilliam Darcy. Elizabeth initially finds Darcy haughty and intolerable, but circumstances continue to unite the pair. Mr. Darcy finds himself captivated by Elizabeth’s wit and candor, while her reservations about his character slowly vanish. The story is as much a social critique as it is a love story, and the prose crackles with Austen’s wry wit.
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One of five women,
Finding a man for herself
with wit, pride and love.
(DeusXMachina)
It turns out the jerk
Really has a heart of gold.
Plus, he’s rich! (Eye roll.)
(Carnophile)

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