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Elizabeth Bennet, the second eldest of five daughters whom Mrs. Bennet is anxious to dispose of in marriage, is the most intelligent and delightful of all Jane Austen's heroines. Her vitality, vivacity and wit, her hasty dismissal of superior Mr. Darcy-- the most disagreeable man in the world'--how he improves his manners and she changes her mind, are the central ingredien Elizabeth Bennet, the second eldest of five daughters whom Mrs. Bennet is anxious to dispose of in marriage, is the most intelligent and delightful of all Jane Austen's heroines. Her vitality, vivacity and wit, her hasty dismissal of superior Mr. Darcy-- the most disagreeable man in the world'--how he improves his manners and she changes her mind, are the central ingredients of "Pride and Prejudice. It is Jane Austen's best-loved novel and through the depth and sparkle of its comedy we are encouraged to consider what balance of energy and order, playfulness and regulation constitutes real strength of character.


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Elizabeth Bennet, the second eldest of five daughters whom Mrs. Bennet is anxious to dispose of in marriage, is the most intelligent and delightful of all Jane Austen's heroines. Her vitality, vivacity and wit, her hasty dismissal of superior Mr. Darcy-- the most disagreeable man in the world'--how he improves his manners and she changes her mind, are the central ingredien Elizabeth Bennet, the second eldest of five daughters whom Mrs. Bennet is anxious to dispose of in marriage, is the most intelligent and delightful of all Jane Austen's heroines. Her vitality, vivacity and wit, her hasty dismissal of superior Mr. Darcy-- the most disagreeable man in the world'--how he improves his manners and she changes her mind, are the central ingredients of "Pride and Prejudice. It is Jane Austen's best-loved novel and through the depth and sparkle of its comedy we are encouraged to consider what balance of energy and order, playfulness and regulation constitutes real strength of character.

30 review for Pride and Prejudice (Great Illustrated Classics)

  1. 5 out of 5

    Marium Mostafiz Mou

    The illustrations are beautiful but Jane Austen's words have been "translated" to the simpler, more modern language, losing all the great quotes! It felt a bit childish The illustrations are beautiful but Jane Austen's words have been "translated" to the simpler, more modern language, losing all the great quotes! It felt a bit childish

  2. 5 out of 5

    Willow Anne

    I read this book for the first and only time when I was really young, like around 7 or 8 years old. At the time, I thought that this book was so difficult and confusing, but I pushed through it and managed to read the entire book with a mid-level understanding of what it was about. It was the hardest book I had ever read, and I was really proud of myself for doing it. I closed the book, shelved it, and haven't so much as opened it since then. Until just recently. I had never heard of abridged no I read this book for the first and only time when I was really young, like around 7 or 8 years old. At the time, I thought that this book was so difficult and confusing, but I pushed through it and managed to read the entire book with a mid-level understanding of what it was about. It was the hardest book I had ever read, and I was really proud of myself for doing it. I closed the book, shelved it, and haven't so much as opened it since then. Until just recently. I had never heard of abridged novels when I read this book the first time, so I never even suspected that it might not be the real deal. Whenever I thought back on my reading of this book, all I could remember was that it was hard and confusing, I remembered nothing of the content. So last week, while reorganizing my bookshelf, I thought to myself that I should really reread this book, since it had been so long since I'd read it. So I picked it off the shelf, opened to a random page, and started to read. Not even a full sentence in, I realized it was abridged. I spent all this time thinking that I had actually read Pride and Prejudice, when in reality, I had just read an abridged version made for kids!🤦I tried looking through it, but the writing was so simple and dull that I couldn't do it. I couldn't even have it on my shelf anymore. So I guess this means that I haven't read Pride and Prejudice after all. Looks like I have another book to add to my list.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Angel Sandoval

    The book is about A woman and her family. I liked this book because I like long books and because I like reading these kinds of book. I would recommend this book to Ambar because she likes these kinds of book.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Abbi

    I would not suggest this adaption as a way to introduce young readers to Pride and Prejudice. When I was in middle school, I accidentally read this version, thinking that it was the original, and came away thinking I didn't like Pride and Prejudice. The front and spine both say Jane Austen, but apparently, I didn't read the back where it tells the reader it is an adaption. Probably because I thought I knew what Pride and Prejudice was generally about. Years later, as an adult, still not realizing I would not suggest this adaption as a way to introduce young readers to Pride and Prejudice. When I was in middle school, I accidentally read this version, thinking that it was the original, and came away thinking I didn't like Pride and Prejudice. The front and spine both say Jane Austen, but apparently, I didn't read the back where it tells the reader it is an adaption. Probably because I thought I knew what Pride and Prejudice was generally about. Years later, as an adult, still not realizing I had read an adaption instead of the original, I tried rereading it and LOVED it. I now work in a library, and that is how I came across this edition and realized my original mistake. I reread it to find out if it was poorly written or if middle school me was just not ready for Pride and Prejudice. It was not me. This adaption flattens the characters, chops up the dialogue, and poorly summarizes the original work. The simplification changes events and characters' motives. I would suggest that readers who might need a little help understanding a work from this time period read an annotated copy. This edition: ISBN13: 9780393976045 does an excellent job.

  5. 5 out of 5

    April

    Having read the adapted version of this book rather than the original, I cannot comment on the true facets of Austen's writing, but I can say that the book is a highly enjoyable story about the different relationships of and between two sisters. Pride and Prejudice mainly focuses on Elizabeth, a woman who chooses to stay true to her heart and mind, which brings forth many challenges when it comes to marriage. However, she is kind and sympathetic, wanting only the best for her sister, Jane. Obviou Having read the adapted version of this book rather than the original, I cannot comment on the true facets of Austen's writing, but I can say that the book is a highly enjoyable story about the different relationships of and between two sisters. Pride and Prejudice mainly focuses on Elizabeth, a woman who chooses to stay true to her heart and mind, which brings forth many challenges when it comes to marriage. However, she is kind and sympathetic, wanting only the best for her sister, Jane. Obviously, Jane Austen lived in a much different time period than us, and the novel's foundation is the very old-fashioned idea of men needing to marry classy, rich women. While Elizabeth at least acts more sensible than most of the other characters, she's still not much of a breath of fresh air. Still, taking the values of the time period into account, this is enjoyable to read. I would especially recommend this version because it has adapted the book from one riddled with difficult language to vocabulary that is more modern. I would give this a 3.5 out of 5 stars. Stay away if you're not interested in a high concentration of romance, rather silly characters, familial problems, and/or incessant talk of marriage!

  6. 5 out of 5

    K C

    It was fun and cute, and definitely should be a K-drama.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Jonathan Carter

    I never really imagined that I would fancy reading this book. I have tried reading an edition of Collins Classic which I have purchased for myself. That made me realise how little interest I have for this book. Then, I saw this edition in our school library and decided to pick it up again. Funny enough, I love it! There is so much to say on how the story is very simple and straight forward. A girl hates a guy who she thinks differently, then the guy turns out to be decent and she fell for him. So I never really imagined that I would fancy reading this book. I have tried reading an edition of Collins Classic which I have purchased for myself. That made me realise how little interest I have for this book. Then, I saw this edition in our school library and decided to pick it up again. Funny enough, I love it! There is so much to say on how the story is very simple and straight forward. A girl hates a guy who she thinks differently, then the guy turns out to be decent and she fell for him. Sounds similar? Yes. It is how most of romance novel works. But the writing in Pride and Prejudice is exquisite. And their conversations, absolutely wonderful. I am in a slight confusion as to why I expected Darcy to be paired up with Jane in the end. All through out the book, I wished Elizabeth and Darcy together. Little did I know, they really will be. I am really entranced by Elizabeth's sharp wit and independence. In her era, in my opinion, women are mostly held back. This is because men prove to be have more power over them. But Elizabeth proved us wrong. She showed us that women should choose freely and speak her heart. She also taught us that we should not judge people so quickly. All in all, this book is stunning. The writing is really nice and the characters are very much relatable.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Molly

    I'm absolutely thrilled!! I think I swooned!! Holy smokes, what an incredible romance!! Even though it is an adaptation for children, I was glued to the book, wanting to know what happened. I was beyond thrilled with the outcome. Hollywood, you have to remake this!! Cast Benedict Cumberbatch in the Colin Firth role of Mr. Darcy!! This is such an amazing book...other romances just seem to pale in comparison. I'm absolutely thrilled!! I think I swooned!! Holy smokes, what an incredible romance!! Even though it is an adaptation for children, I was glued to the book, wanting to know what happened. I was beyond thrilled with the outcome. Hollywood, you have to remake this!! Cast Benedict Cumberbatch in the Colin Firth role of Mr. Darcy!! This is such an amazing book...other romances just seem to pale in comparison.

  9. 5 out of 5

    James

    The version that we read is abridged and illustrated for younger readers. We read this together as a family and I enjoyed watching the anticipation of the children's faces as I read. The abridged version is not near as good as the original but is an excellent start for very young children. The version that we read is abridged and illustrated for younger readers. We read this together as a family and I enjoyed watching the anticipation of the children's faces as I read. The abridged version is not near as good as the original but is an excellent start for very young children.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Pixie

    It's a good book, you should read it instead of the hard, complex version of Pride and Prejudice. It's a good book, you should read it instead of the hard, complex version of Pride and Prejudice.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Tiffany McCall

    I hated this book so much. I won't be reading the original. The characters were one dimensional & so annoying. The plot wasn't good & the whole story was ridiculous. I hated it so much I couldn't wait for it to end. It sounds harsh but its true. I don't agree with anything in the story especially the mother wanting to marry off her daughters to rich men so she can live comfortable. The whole thing is a mess. I hated this book so much. I won't be reading the original. The characters were one dimensional & so annoying. The plot wasn't good & the whole story was ridiculous. I hated it so much I couldn't wait for it to end. It sounds harsh but its true. I don't agree with anything in the story especially the mother wanting to marry off her daughters to rich men so she can live comfortable. The whole thing is a mess.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Chappyfamily

    For being a abridged version and for younger audiences they do a great job not cutting out really important parts of the story. My kids all enjoyed it I even enjoyed it, and I love the original story.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Jeanne Morigeau

    I had never read one of these. A cute adaptation but there were some glaring continuity errors.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Writer303

    A timeless romantic comedy by Jane Austen

  15. 4 out of 5

    Grace

    I just don't understand why Mr. Darcy? He is such an as****e. I just don't understand why Mr. Darcy? He is such an as****e.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Taunya Rosenquist

    Aliza and my out loud read

  17. 5 out of 5

    Gina

    The translation to simpler words was nice, despite the loss of some well-known quotes. The beautiful illustrations are worth a look.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Thealienburriedinstories

    I have read the original version of Pride and Prejudice twice and loved it. This adaption for a children’s book is absolutely cute and easy to understand. I wish I had read this version when I first read Pride and Prejudice, maybe I would have understood and loved it more. Also the images help to bring the emotions off the pages for people who may not understand the description of an expression or scene. It was a quick read and I love this adaption of Jane Austin’s classic timeless book Pride an I have read the original version of Pride and Prejudice twice and loved it. This adaption for a children’s book is absolutely cute and easy to understand. I wish I had read this version when I first read Pride and Prejudice, maybe I would have understood and loved it more. Also the images help to bring the emotions off the pages for people who may not understand the description of an expression or scene. It was a quick read and I love this adaption of Jane Austin’s classic timeless book Pride and Prejudice.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Carmen

    I read this because I wanted to read the real version. I tried and it was to hard. So I read this one. I didn't like how the first sentence was changed! It was okay. But the real is far better. At least when I figure out what they're saying! I read this because I wanted to read the real version. I tried and it was to hard. So I read this one. I didn't like how the first sentence was changed! It was okay. But the real is far better. At least when I figure out what they're saying!

  20. 5 out of 5

    Emilee M.

    I loved reading this version of Pride and Prejudice. It was a different read from the original but it was interesting how the author made it so that a youth could understand the novel.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Mely Rodz

    I liked reading this version. Easy to read and with illustrations.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Sparrow12

    I like reading this version it helped me get the basics. I plan to read the original version soon.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Brad

    3 girls don't like man. Man asks girl to marry him. She says no. Eventually they get married. 3 girls don't like man. Man asks girl to marry him. She says no. Eventually they get married.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Mpietrasz1yahoo.com

    Its a romantic book.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Jones Family

    it was the beast book ever

  26. 4 out of 5

    Sherri Chadwell

  27. 4 out of 5

    Reed

  28. 5 out of 5

    Marquita Hartsfield

  29. 4 out of 5

    Janice

  30. 5 out of 5

    Gaby Mallo

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