Sunday, April 13, 2008

Jane Austen

I think I'm the only person out there that is not a Jane Austen fan.  I read Sense & Sensibility and Pride & Prejudice about 10 years ago.  I didn't enjoy either but everybody else did so I tried to like them.  Then I watched the forever long Pride & Prejudice movie.  This was forced upon my by roommates that only watched Jane Austen movies on Sundays.  

Anyways, I want to try and read or reread a Jane Austen novel.  Why?  While Drew was in London last week I downloaded Becoming Jane.  The funny thing is I really liked it.  So I'm wondering which book I should read.   What's your favorite Jane Austen novel?

10 comments:

Nancy said...

my favorite is pride and prejudice, but i'd recommend emma if you don't want to re-read P&P. it might be fun if you watch "Clueless" before you read Emma.

do NOT start with northanger abbey.

Kd and Clay said...

I really liked Mansfield Park.

The Silly Witch said...

I like them all. I actually love Northanger Abbey, but I listened to it on tape. I think Emma or Pride and Prejudice are the best to start out with. I don't think you should start out with Persuasion.

Worthy Glover Sr. or Gail Glover said...

Jane Austen can be ponderous on first read, but if you have time and patience, it grows on you. I first read Pride and Prejudice when Chrislynn played the littlest sister in USU's stage production, and I loved it. I guess my second favorite is Emma, followed by Sense and Sensibility.

Nancy said...

to clarify - i like northanger abbey too, but i don't recommend it as a starter read. it's just a teensy bit weird.

Alyosha said...

My favorite is Persuasion, but it's not quite as upbeat as Pride and Prejudice or Emma.

Corinne said...

It was interesting to read everyone else's comments - we all have such different takes on things :) Emma and Mansfield Park were long and slow for me. Pride and Prejudice and Persuasion are probably my favorites. Sense and Sensibility is good too :) Northanger Abbey is the only one I haven't read.

Let us know which one you pick!

Chris & Stephanie said...

Pride and Prejudice is my favorite, in fact I am reading it again. Love it.

Lesli said...

I loved Pride & Prejudice. I have not read any of her other novels - I think I will take a cue from the family and read a couple more of them!

Anonymous said...

I am reading Persuasion right now and I love it! Pride & Predjudice is my ultimate favorite but you can't really go wrong with Jane
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