Blurb from Goodreads:
Elizabeth Bennet is the perfect Austen heroine: intelligent, generous, sensible, incapable of jealousy or any other major sin. That makes her sound like an insufferable goody-goody, but the truth is she's a completely hip character, who if provoked is not above skewering her antagonist with a piece of her exceptionally sharp -- but always polite -- 18th century wit. The point is, you spend the whole book absolutely fixated on the critical question: will Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy hook up?
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE was first published in 1813 to, mostly, great reviews. This is no surprise to me, as this book is one of those that I could probably pick up and read a few times a year. I could most definitely write my own book on how much I love this book and all of it's charming qualities. But, instead of doing that, I'll just keep it short.
Then, there's Darcy. I'm pretty sure all modern-day "bad boys" are modeled after Mr. Darcy. No? Oh, well, then they should be. It's not even that he's necessarily BAD. But, he sure is a man with a tough outer-shell that just needs the right girl to break through. (Enter Elizabeth.)
The slow-building romance, that seems more akin to that of a train wreck at times, is beautifully done. You have two characters with so many opinions between the two of them, that you are thrown into a world where the odds seem against them, but how could they NOT end up together?!
Plus, there's humor, drama, and more love-story goodness with Jane and Mr. Bingley. Plus, Elizabeth's family is going to keep you guessing as to what ridiculously embarrassing things they will do next.
If you are a reader and you haven't read PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, just do me a favor and put whatever book you're reading down, right now, and grab a copy of this book. Keep in mind that you can find it for free. Yup.