Jasmine Mason, January 13, 2012 (view all comments by Jasmine Mason)
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen will always be a classic that leaves the shelf every year for my enjoyment. Austen has a phenomenal talent of creating a world that draws the reader in. Within the tangled and captivating plot, she explores the minute conditions of society that I believe to still be present within the most recent years. She accomplished in writing a piece of Literature that will last the ages because no matter the year, anyone can relate to a world of drama, love, and prejudices.
Vermont, January 5, 2011 (view all comments by Vermont)
This was on my to read list for years, it being my daughter's favorite book.
I finally read it before she left for college. I really enjoyed the humor.
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