Pride and Prejudice

I am one of those few people (women) who did not like Pride and Prejudice novel. I know it is weird since everyone seems to like it.

I remember reading it for the first time when I was in high school after a friend recommended it to me. I found it extremely boring and I could not understand why people liked it so much. I still own that copy of this book. Recently (4 years back), I again tried reading the book. I thought since I was matured enough to understand the story, I might like it. But again after reading first few pages, I gave up thinking it was boring. I could not understand why women liked Mr. Darcy or Lizzy so much. I quit the 2005 movie adaptation midway as it was boring, while the husband slept off while watching the movie. It was that boring.

I never knew why it was so famous. That was until I saw the 1995 BBC adaptation of the novel. I know I am quite late in the game. But I completed the 6 part TV series yesterday and I have to say this – I LOVE IT! I never thought I would say this but I loved the series and now I understand all the hype around this story.


I fell in love with Mr. Darcy. Colin Firth is so amazing in this series. I have seen him in Bridget Jones’s diary, which I now realize is a rehash of this book. He was fantastic in King’s speech but in this series, he was dashingly handsome. So good looking and I have no words to describe his acting skills. Even Jennifer Ehle as Lizzy was wonderful. Her acting was top notch. No wonder this series is so famous.


I want to watch the proposal scene all over again.


Oh Mr. Darcy! I feel like watching this series all over again. And I will. Very soon.

I am now planning to read the book again. Who knows, I might love it this time. I have also seen “Sense and Sensibility” movie and I loved it. So I want to read other novels by Jane Austen to see if I will like them. Have you read or watched Pride and Prejudice?

19 Comments Add yours

  1. It’s amazing what a good film or TV adaptation can do to a book. I think I would have hated Tess of the D’urbervilles if it weren’t for that TV adaptation starring Eddie Redmayne back along. I’ve never tried reading Pride and Prejudice but I watched the Sense and Sensibility film with Kate Winslet in it and loved it so I read the book and liked that too. Maybe I’ll have a stab at Pride and Prejudice. Great post!


    1. I have not seen the Tess of the D’urbervilles series. Must watch it then. And I want to read Sense and Sensibility too. Thanks 🙂

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  2. shanayatales says:

    I am reading Pride & Prejudice right now (and loving it) – will see the movie adaption as I finish. The BBC thing is a tele-series? Do you have a link?


    1. Yes it is a TV series. I watched it on Amazon. If you have subscription, you should be able to get it on Amazon. You should definitely watch it!


  3. I loved this book. All the characters are realistic and fleshed out except Mr. Darcy, who I guess has been made unrealistic deliberately for commercial purposes. For the first time, I realized how a character-driven novel can be engaging!

    Destination Infinity


    1. I will pick it up again soon and see if I will like it this time 🙂


  4. HoneyBee says:

    I love pride and prejudice book. Yes, I belong to the group who loves Mr.Darcy 😀 I feel the 2005 movie was not as good as the book, but I haven’t watched BBC adaptation. I’m sure going to binge watch the series. 🙂


    1. oh if you are a fan, I am sure you will love the BBC adaptation even more. Colin Firth is too good 🙂

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  5. I would watch it for Colin firth. He is so young in this series. ☺


    1. Yes so young and handsome! 🙂


  6. Nish says:

    Love the book, loved the series as well. I want to someday catch the Keira Knightley movie as well 🙂


    1. I didn’t like the Keira Knightley movie. It was pretty boring, maybe because of the actors who weren’t as good as those in the BBC adaptation.


  7. Aphrodite says:

    So you see that no body can resist Darcy’s charm for long! 🙂


    1. oh yes, I now understood how charming Mr. Darcy can be! 😀

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      1. Aphrodite says:

        Exactly. I adore him. *drools*


  8. Harini says:

    Every time I saw your rating on Goodreads it broke my heart. P&P is not just one of my favorite classics but is one of my Top 5 books of all time. I love it so. Mr. Darcy was and will probably be my only literary crush. I am so glad you liked the adaptation. I now have hope to convert you into a Mr. Darcy girl :P. Btw, I have returned to blogging :).


    1. I know right? Everyone seems to like this book and I disliked it for some reason. I am going to read it again soon and see if my opinion changes 🙂


  9. Hmm mm so Darcy did it for you!! Colin Firth is absolutely drool worthy isn’t he? I’m not much of a Lizzy fan but as a young teen Dracy totally swept me off my feet.


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