Thursday, April 17, 2014

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, Josephine Bailey (Narrator)

4 out of 5 stars ****

A romantic story that Jane Austen eloquently describes in the best English. Pride and Prejudice, the title and the elements, confound communication between people, especially of the opposite sex, in high society. The story reveals how frustrating these abstracts can be for those who have real feelings for one another. Austen also exposes the best of intentions behind the desires parents and siblings have for one another but that the ultimate decisions of love are for individuals to decide. This reader also sees how the author develops different traits and tendencies for each character, the females being very feminine and the males being masculine. Depending upon the character, pride and prejudice exists in all but manifests different results relative to their strength of character and self-esteem, qualities which explain their choices. 

Four out of five stars goes to this classic because of its eloquence, structure, and character development. The romance aspect exists because of the expert creation of engaging characters who make the reader invest in the outcome. The story, for this audience, is a bit much just to see who ends up with who.