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Pride and Prejudice is undoubtedly one of the most passionate and romantically exciting books I've ever read - even though the famous Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth never physically touch during the entire book! (He may hand her into a carriage, or something along those lines, but that's the extent of it; it's hardly significant by today's liberal sexual standards.) If anyone has any doubt about whether or not chastity, restraint and self-control can be sexy, they need to read this book. It positively sizzles! The book also goes to show that physically undemonstrative people are not necessarily either cold or aloof; by contrast, they may indeed be as passionate in nature (or sometimes even more so) than those who show affection openly. For those of us who fit this category, this fabulous book is a wonderful affirmation of our often misunderstood personalities. In addition, as an unabashed Anglophile, I found the setting of the English countryside itself to be a pleasure. And the the blurring that is introduced between class distinctions is very subversive. It no doubt created quite a stir in its day (the book was written in 1796 and published in 1813.) While I had already read this book as recreational reading during my high school years, I realize now that I had not understood even half of it back then. It's immediately risen to my "top 10" book list. My advice to others who read this book years ago? Read it again - and prepare for a treat! And don't miss the BBC's 1990s DVD version of this story, starring Colin Firth as Mr. Darcy.
This is a 20th century classic. On the surface it is considered a dark and/or depressing story. I rather think it is a dark comedy. I think it is attempting to elicit a sympathetic emotional and intellectual response, from the moral idealist, by writing a drama playing upon moral relativism. It is original (even today).