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Pride and Prejudice

by Jane Austen


Pride and Prejudice

This novel makes my list not because it’s a classic or because my wife made me read it, but because it’s a great book on many levels. As an evocation of a time period for which the author was a contemporary, I don’t think it’s been surpassed and unlike other books (I’m thinking of books like Hardy’s Jude the Obscure), it doesn’t seem dated. the characters and their interactions are a perfect study of ordinary human beings in a particular milieu and I think their interactions are fascinating.

Rating: ★★★★★

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