- Author Jane Austen
I must have read this before. I must have, surely? I don’t recall! I know I have seen the film with Keira Knightley, and I know I didn’t like it as much as I liked the Emma thing with Johnny Lee Miller. But have I read the book before? Well, either way, I have definitely read it now.
It’s quite long, isn’t it? I didn’t realise quite how drawn out it was when I started, and not that that is necessarily a bad thing, because you get quite a sense of all the characters, but it did seem to take forever to read.
There were also quite a lot of characters to get a sense of, as well. Quite apart from the immediate family of five very individual daughters, one has to keep track of the aunts and uncles on one side, aunts and uncles on the other, a Collins or two, a Lady with a daughter, and lots of officers of the army. And Mr Darcy of course.
I think I’m sounding like I didn’t really like it, which isn’t true at all, but I must say I wasn’t quite as enamoured of it as I know a lot of the population are. I enjoyed reading it but I never really felt that urge to rush and pick up the kindle app. Considering it is number two on the list I am working from, I clearly do not run with the crowds.