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At what age should you read Pride and Prejudice?

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


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