Pride and Prejudice
- I passed on Farhenheit 451 this month. Instead I
read Great Expectations (excellent) and currently
reading Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. I don't know
if this reading group has ever read the Austen book,
but it is classic that you shouldn't overlook.
Basically, it is about an old English family (early 1800's)
that has 5 daughters and a mother who eagerly wants to
have them married off. Jane Austen's writing ability
(she wrote this book when she was about 23 years old)
is exceptional. I have been having a hard time
putting the book down.
- In the introduction, I read that Henry James
prepared the "New York Edition" which was a collection of
his best works. Washington Square was not included.
The book was popular but he didn't think much of it.
Is this a book of any quality? I guess it is a bit
like a soap opera. Whatever its merit, I enjoyed it.
It was also quick to read and gave me time to
explore other books.