[DWJ] Book recommendations (now long and rambly on Pride and Prejudice)

Roger Burton West roger at firedrake.org
Fri Nov 17 08:19:33 EST 2006


On Fri, Nov 17, 2006 at 11:45:49AM +0000, Hallie O'Donovan wrote:

>First of all, I'm with Dorian - I read P&P when I was about 12 or so, after my 
>mother handed it to me, loved it then and have loved it ever since - even after 
>studying it in uni., which rather worried me beforehand.

I "did" P&P for AO-level English Lit, and of the five books we had it
was the only one I could still bear to read afterwards. It struck me
even in my callow youth that it had been written by someone who loved
the language, and cared about rhythm and assonance even in prose.

R



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