In addition to getting back to blogging, I've also been on a bit of classical literature kick...
|Lizzie and Darcy from "Lizzie Bennet Diaries"|
The one thing that struck me (and what strikes anyone when reading classical British literature) was the language. While at times it was really hard to get through, it was totally worth it. Pride and Prejudice tells a story so much more beautiful than I could ever imagine. The tale of the prideful Mr. Darcy and prejudicial Miss Bennet and the enormous cast of characters in this novel, makes it the best "classical" novel I have ever read. Jane Austen is a masterful storyteller, who knows exactly what she's doing.
I think I'm in the majority when I say that Pride and Prejudice has become one of my favorite books of all time. While some characters could be considered two-dimensional (Kitty and Lydia mainly), Lizzie, Darcy, and Jane feel so fleshed out to me. Those characters are what really make the book come alive for me.