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Since I find this book (Pride & Prejudice) confusing... this was very helpful. I recommend it to anyone needing help understanding parts of the plot of the book.
Helpful in understanding the historical context of the novel and the literary stuff people talk about when they talk about this book. I never read it in school, only as an adult for fun, so I wanted to develop my understanding of it a little better. I was curious about Austen’s possible Addison’s disease (didn’t know what that was) so I went down an Internet rabbit hole for a while, reading an interesting medical journal article arguing that she may have had Hodgkin’s lymphoma, an illness that w...
A decent study guideThis is a well researched and very thorough study guide that covers the major themes characters and actions throughout the novel. The author does a good job of presenting the highlights, as well as some penetrating insights.
Really helped to understand the 19th century context of Pride and Prejudice. And helped absorb the very rich message of the book with just one reading.
I tried. I really did. I've given this book 3 tries but I'm done. "Pride and Prejudice" is considered a literary classic but I found it a snore. All the book contains are boring descriptions of dinner parties and balls and house calls. I got to a point where I wanted a flood to happen or have one of the girls accidentally set the house on fire. Hell, I'd settle for a drunken bar brawl between the militia men stationed in town. It's summertime and there are so many great books out there to read.
I got this because I had finished another book earlier that day and the idea of a return train journey without something to read was not very appealing so I got this and another Cliff's Notes from the library while in town. Can't say I learnt anything I didn't already know but I guess for pupils it's hard to 'get' the language Austen uses, so it isprobably a good help for them.
My favorite book from my favorite author -- I've read it at least a dozen times and have seen the various movie adaptations much more often than that. This cliffnotes booklet provides commentary and explanations on the Regency era and on Jane Austen's use of irony in her works.
I really liked this book, I couldn't have gotten through it with out my cliffnotes, and I can see why people love it so.
I'm not rating 5 stars because it was life changing or anything, but it was exactly what I expected in that it helped deepen my understanding of the novel Pride and Prejudice.
A very helpful resource for teaching Pride & Prejudice in our homeschool. The summaries were accurate, and projects and essay questions in the back were great jumping off points for my 10th grader.