Wonderful!, May 3, 2010
Since I was a business major in college, I wasn't made to read a lot of the standard classics that most people have already read. I'm finally starting to make up for lost time.
I loved this book. I have always loved 19th century literature, mostly because I love the societal rules and manners. (The House of Mirth is one of my all-time favorite books.) However, I was a bit surprised that I could be drawn in so much to a romance where no one even kisses. (Especially because some of the paranormal romances I read are practically pornography.) But I couldn't put this book down and I am now in love with Mr. Darcy like so many other women before me.
Superbly Crafted, April 29, 2010
Each time my duaghter and I read this novel, we discover more evidence of what an exquisite blend of entertainment and precision it is. Austen simultaneously captivates the casual reader with a page-turner, while amazing the serious reader with her knack for meticulously echoing earlier details when elaboorating on them in later pages.
An Amazon Con, April 12, 2010
An email solicitation acknowledged me as an International Amazon customer, and invited me to download the Kindle Reader, which I did.
However when I tried to download the titles I was advised that they were not available to me in Africa.
Amazon knows I am in Africa because my email address and customer details describe my location as being in Africa.
So much for not discriminating against the people who live in Africa!
One of my favorite books, April 11, 2010
"Pride and Prejudice" is one of my favorite books. I have read it many times in print form. The dialogue between the characters is fabulous. The exchanges between Elizabeth and Darcy are spicy and clever. The book really illustrates the class issues of England at the time. It really sheds a harsh light on the opportunities or lack thereof for women. Even Jane Austen's personal story is a classic one for that time. Now I have it in the kindle format and can carry it with me wherever I go.