Book: Pride and Prejudice
Author: Jane Austen
Synopsis: “In a remote Hertfordshire village, far off the good coach roads of George III’s England, a country squire of no great means must marry off his five vivacious daughters. At the heart of this all-consuming enterprise are his headstrong second daughter Elizabeth Bennet and her aristocratic suitor Fitzwilliam Darcy — two lovers whose pride must be humbled and prejudices dissolved before the novel can come to its splendid conclusion.”
Why I can’t live without this book: You guys. Let’s just start with this: I named my dog Mr. Darcy – because, for a good while, before the HBH (Hot Black Husband) came around, it really was me and Mr. Darcy:
But that’s not why you need to hole up with this book sometime this fall. It’ll make you feel like you’ve stepped back in time, the British voices in your head soon lost in 19th century England. It’ll make you laugh, because it’s highly satiric at times. And it’ll probably make you feel all those mushy feelings of love, because Elizabeth Bennet! Mr. Darcy!
(One of my) favorite quotes: “I cannot fix on the hour, or the spot, or the look or the words, which laid the foundation. It is too long ago. I was in the middle before I knew that I had begun.” (Love, man).
So, Pride and Prejudice: can you live without it? Did it make you pine for your own Mr. (or Mrs.) Darcy? Is there a classic you can’t wait to settle down with every November?
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