Book Journal Week 3 : Pride And Prejudice

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My ideas flow so rapidly that I have no time to express them, which means my letters sometimes convey no ideas at all to my correspondents. — Jane Austen from Pride and Prejudice


Pride and Prejudice has been the classic novel that I managed to read a couple of times. It’s witty, engaging and explores the slices of life such as family, marriages and friendship. Enjoying this novel without being too analytical and just as a nice evening read was refreshing and fun. From my experience, this novel is often presented in classes as a feminist novel that shines light on female independence of thoughts and will. However, if reflected in current society, it certainly doesn’t fit the third wave feminism. When put into the context of first wave feminism, this novel would have made more sense. And when you just enjoy the novel as is, it may not be everyone’s cup of tea. Jane Austen wrote the novel when she was only twenty-years old and did revisions on them before being published[1]. I find that admirable, especially the choice of words and her ways of conveying the ideas that I think she was wise beyond her age.


The dialogues that she’s choosing still certainly fits to be used even in 2023. Imagine rejecting someone and classily doing that like she wrote below ;

“I felt that you were the last man in the world whom I could ever be prevailed on to marry”- Elizabeth — Jane Austen

That sentence above has been phrased and written in so many ways that with an overstatement, I think that’s where it originates from. That just goes to reaffirm the idea that there’s really nothing new under the sun which originates from the bible. Apart from that alone, the overall story itself is certainly a delight and if you are a sucker for romance, that is what I’d recommend reading. There have been many variations of this story throughout the years with films made with alternate stories based on the novel. One that I watched was the Pride and Prejudice and Zombies which I think was utterly horrendous. I bet Austen was like, “Why do you all treat me with such a lack of respect and decorum!”.


However, overall this was a good easy week as this one was a light fun read and restores my reading experience especially when it comes to Austen as she’s often used in the subject at my classes. And that’s all about it, we’ll be moving on Fahrenheit451. If you’re interested in following my journey, here’s the list to my book journal:

Or see my reading list over here Reading List 2023 .

[1] information of Jane Austen and the book was available on the first page of the book.


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I can read that pride and prejudice focus on choice of life's and marriages, that suits so well in today's world, to make people stands their ground on what they really feels about someone, so that no one will live like a nobody but to have their self worth at all costs.
This is an inspiring review @macchiata that speaks to the mind's of every Humans to have a choice in everything 💥🙏☺️

That's true! it's a classic that's must read and talks about choices and marriage in a witty tone.

I love reading during my free time. I'll add this to my plans


Great book, love history...

It's classic, so there's that!

Yes, very classic, its great a book

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Pride and Prejudice always be my favourite book ever, and, I completely agree that the dialogues are certainly very useful at this century. And yes, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is such a horrible film!!! hahaha 😂

haha did you watch that? It was horrible and I don't think anyone should ever watch that. But we kinda did just because haha

This is still my favorite book among the romance novels that I have read. My favorite part here was the confession and the Darcy's second proposal. I've watched the move with zombies and the one without since I like to compare all of its versions.

Hey ayane, I keep wondering what's up with your profile picture, are you actually using not found picture😂? if so that's super creative haha. Anyway, Darcy was romantic but like @mandysmoon, I have to say I don't fancy him. I prefer bingley haha. I find him more comedic and fun. What are your other favorite romance novels?

No, it's not a "Not found" picture. Literally, it's just not found because I'm having problems changing my profile picture. I don't know why, but it just keeps on loading when I click continue, but wouldn't really continue. It took me minutes but to no avail. I tried changing it on different front ends but it stays that way, so I keep it as it is. Haha! I'm not giving up, tho. I'm still trying to change it from time to time but the results were still the same, just like when I tried earlier.

I have read a lot of local Filipino romance novels 'cause they were popular since I was in highschool. You know that platform Wattpad? That's where I got them, and some of the books there have a paperback available on some local Bookstore. There were also some books that I found on Google Play Books but I forgot their titles already. I just can't forgot Pride and Prejudice because I have read it for the third time. 😆 My friend @breepickledoodle suggested another book by Jane Austen which is the Manfield Park, and says it's also good. I want to read that, too when I finish reading reading what's on my list this year. 🤗

Although I'm not much of a fan of romance I cannot help to enjoy Austen. This particular book is so easy to read and truly entertaining story. I agree with you that this story doesn't suit quite well to the third wave feminism but at first it was more of that.

Unpopular opinion: I hate Mr. Darcy,sorry haha.

Loved your post!

Same!! I liked Bingley more :D. Have you read other works by Austen?

I agree!! I haven't, actually. I'm not a big fan of romance but I think I should give it another try. Which other Austen book would you recommend me?

I like what you did here, the setting of a book list is actually attractive and help you be disciplined, I think am going to make mine. You really expressed this books in ways I can understand by referring to other source eg the phrase in the novel and also your critic was good. Thanks for sharing.

Yeah! it's not always easy but with a bit of discipline, you can do it!

True, thanks

Glad you this book was a good experience for you as it was for me when I read it. I agree with your thoughts on Pride and Prejudice. It is indeed a witty and engaging novel that explores various aspects of life such as family, marriages, and friendship. It's great to see that the novel can still be enjoyed as a light read, despite its historical and cultural context.

Good luck with your next book in the book journal, Fahrenheit 451!🤭

I am behind on writing that haha but will be writing it out soon just cause I actually read the PDF version rather than book version which makes it challenging for me to organize the notes.

451, heck that is a great book that I remember from my teenage years, it is totally worth, about pride and prejudice, I haven't actually read it, I don't really know why, it just has never got into my hands either physically or digitally :( And now that I know it is this fun, I kind of really want to read it.

It's not that bad tbh but I am not sure it's everyone's cup of tea.

The same could be said about Fahrenheit 451 tbh, the fight against censorship is something that might sound easy and that everyone would support, but how it is framed by 451 is something that it would make a lot of people feel that it is already been implemented by the cancel culture but not with books... So it is kind of hard to say it is a book a lot of people can love.

Of course it is a novel with feminist overtones, remember that Jane wrote it in 1796 and 1797 when women didn't even dream of having an independence or a voice of their own (let alone writing, as Jane herself did) so Elizabeth's overwhelming personality is a way of giving a voice to women who were forced into arranged marriages at the time.

It's one of my favourite books and I love everything about it although the most amazing thing I think is the narrative (dynamic and interesting) and the dialogue

Good point. She even wrote in pseudonym when writing her novels but as I said above,when put in the first wave feminism, this novel would have made more sense esp when it comes to literary analysis. Anyway, like you said, the dialogue is definitely intriguing.

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen is a masterpiece of English literature that has captivated readers for over two centuries. With its memorable characters, incisive social commentary, and timeless themes, the novel continues to be regarded as one of the greatest works of fiction in the English language. Austen's brilliant prose and keen insights into human nature have created a story that is both entertaining and thought-provoking, and that has influenced generations of writers and readers.