Monday, June 22, 2015

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen


The book is narrated in free indirect speech following the main character Elizabeth Bennet as she deals with matters of upbringing, marriage, moral rightness and education in her aristocratic society. Though the book's setting is uniquely turn of the 19th century, it remains a fascination of modern readership, continuing to remain at the top of lists titled "most loved books of all time", and receiving considerable attention from literary critics. This modern interest has resulted in a number of dramatic adaptations and a plethora of books developing Austen's memorable characters further.
- Wikipedia

The 20th greatest fiction book of all time according to The Greatest Books.
The first time I remember reading Pride & Prejudice was for a first year English class at Western.  I have read this book several times since and enjoyed it more each time.

Definitely a winner on my list of great reads.

This book is on the following lists:
- 1st on The 100 Favorite Novels of Librarians (Bookman.com)
- 2nd on Harvard Book Store Staff's Favorite 100 Books (Harvard Book Store)
- 3rd on Entertainment Weekly's Top 100 Novels (Entertainment Weekly)
- 11th on The Telegraph’s 100 Novels Everyone Should Read (Telegraph)
- 13th on El Pais Favorite Books of 100 Spanish Authors (El Pais)
- 16th on The 100 Greatest Novels (greatbooksguide.com)
- 22nd on The Top 10: The Greatest Books of All Time (The Top 10 (Book))
- 40th on The Novel 100: A Ranking of the Greatest Novels of All Time (The Novel 100)
- 48th on 100 Best Books (Montana State University)
- 87th on 100 Essential Books (Bravo! Magazine)
- Great Books (The Learning Channel)
- Finest Works of Fiction (Martin Seymour-Smith and Editors)
- Best Books Ever (bookdepository.com)
- 100 Life-Changing Books (National Book Award)
- The Graphic Canon (Book)
- How to Read Literature Like a Professor: A Reading List (Thomas C. Foster)
- The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written (Easton Press)
- Select 100 (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)
- 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime (Amazon.com (UK))
- The Great Books Reader (Book)
- 110 Best Books: The Perfect Library (The Telegraph)
- 50 Books to Read Before You Die (Barnes and Noble)
- Top 100 Works in World Literature (Norwegian Book Clubs, with the Norwegian Nobel Institute)
- 50 Greatest Books of All Time (Globe and Mail)
- 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime (Amazon.com (USA))
- W. Somerset Maugham’s Ten Greatest Novels of All Time (Great Novelists and Their Novels)
- Books That Changed the World: The 50 Most Influential Books in Human History (Book)
- The New Lifetime Reading Plan (The New Lifetime Reading Plan)
- Masterpieces of World Literature (Frank N. Magill)
- The Book of Great Books: A Guide to 100 World Classics (Book)
- From Zero to Well-Read in 100 Books (Jeff O'Neal at Bookriot.com)