Hello there! Almost a month since my last post. So after finishing The Broken Girls, I was thinking about continuing with my To Be Read pile, but I wasn’t in a big mood for reading. With everything happening right now in the world, it’s inevitable to feel anxious at times. Which is why I decided to read once again Pride and Prejudice. Because you can never go wrong with Jane Austen, am I right?
The first time I read Pride and Prejudice was back in 2013, I was doing a project for university where I had to choose a novel and analyze the character’s feelings. However, I felt I didn’t read it consciously since I was so preoccupied with meeting the deadline for the assignment.
I have two copies of Pride and Prejudice, they’re both in Spanish (though I do hope to eventually buy her books in English). The one on the left is actually the copy I bought back in 2013 for the university assignment, and inside it’s pretty messed up. Some parts are underlined with a pencil or pen, and some are even highlighted. But oh well, it’s what makes it unique. The copy on the right side is actually an illustrated edition, you can take a sneak peek of it here and here.
All in all, this reread has reinforced Jane Austen as one of my favorite authors. I’ve always been amazed at how Austen captures the character’s personalities so perfectly, even the secondary ones have detailed descriptions. From shallow to down-to-earth, from iniquitous to innocent ― it’s crazy to think how two hundred years later you can still find people with similar traits. Thought processes and emotions are vividly captured by her words.
“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 merit or sense.”
So that’d be all for now. I’m still debating on what to read next. Follow me on Instagram to stay posted. ‘Til next time!