Limitless adaptations have been made of Austen's well-known classic, Pride and Prejudice. However, unfortunately it seems that nowadays Pride and Prejudice has become so well known through film, to most people it means nothing more them than an image of Colin Firth in a wet shirt. As a result, I do urge readers to actually read the book and not rely on the films (although I don't deny that they are still good to watch). Austen's style is very light and witty, the way she presents her characters is very refreshing and far away from the stale stereotypes I imagined them to be from the film adaptations. As Virginia Woolf noted, "Here was a woman about the year 1800 writing without hate, without bitterness, without fear, without protest, without preaching. That was how Shakespeare wrote.”

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