Super Brief Review:
Amazing and awesome classic that every woman should read at least once!
“And if I had not a letter to write myself, I might sit by you, and admire the evenness of your writing, as another young lady once did. But I have an aunt, too, who must not be longer neglected.” – Elizabeth to Darcy
Slightly longer review:
*happy sigh. I mean, really, do I need to say much more than that? I can’t quite put my finger on what it is about Pride and Prejudice’s happily ever after that goes above and beyond your average HEA. It could be because it has quite a few of my favorite plot devices in it. Austen certainly balances them all very well. At no point does one seem to outweigh the other. In one novel you have: a grievous assumption of character, manipulative sisters, a scandalous elopement, a dysfunctional yet mostly lovable family and the heroine who marries up.
I think my favorite story arc is the same as everyone else. I love watching Elizabeth Bennet get smacked upside the head by love. I adore Darcy for not being aggressive in trying to win over Elizabeth. Instead he showed her who he could be. In one instance he wasn’t guaranteed Elizabeth would ever know about his act of kindness. In fact he didn’t want anyone to know. Their love story is both epic and legendary.
I’ll admit it took some time to understand the dialogue. Once I did, I found one of the greatest love stories ever written.