I was in Basement Books, at Central Station (Sydney), this weekend just gone and I came across a bizarre cover of Pride and Prejudice. In actuality, it was a 2-in-1 (with Emma) that presented the book as a thriller through the font emblazoned on the cover with ‘Jane Austen’. This A Wilco Book, ISBN: 9788182522367 , is so close to reads from Stephen King and the cover-formula for other thriller-style books that it took me by surprise. I only wish now that I’d bought the copy when I saw it!
Arguably, Pride and Prejudice means something different to everyone who reads it. Continue reading
Firstly, apologies for the long absence of posts (I’ve been on holidays!). However, I’m back to blog again, and with a new question sent to me from a reader.
This isn’t a first for this question, and is definitely something I have thought about before as have many others. I was about fourteen when I read the book, I understood it all and fell completely in love with it. This seems, to me, to be the average appropriate age for a first reading. But I have found that my understanding has changed with time, as has my appreciation of the language, characters and storyline. When you’re in your younger teenage years, I feel as though you like it as a chick-lit type book, romantic slush that is a bit more sophisticated. But now, as I leave my teens, I see it more as a mirror I can hold up to different types of people, and as a criticism of certain types of relationships- albeit with a happy ending. Continue reading