Pride & Prejudice

For those who know me, I love to read. I went to the library today with my mother and sister so they could check out books. I remember a few days ago that I had been wanting to check out a book by Jane Austen. Well, it’s a good thing I remembered her last name! I went to the back of the library (where they keep fiction books for adults) and searched for “Aus.” I then ran across three books with the last name… all of them by Jane! The first one was called “Emma.” I’ve never heard of the book, so I skipped it. Maybe one day I will venture into that book. I then saw 2 other books- both Pride & Prejudice. One was an extremely old green book- I love those kind! Then the second one was way too small. The lettering was the size of an ant and the book itself was small enough for me to lose. I decided on the green book.

So far, I have read 3 pages of the book (I’m waiting to read Breaking Dawn, the last book in the Twilight series.) There is one line on the first page that had me completely stumped. That line would be:

“My dear Mr. Bennet,” said his lady to him one day, “have you heard that Netherfield Park is let at last?”

I understand that this is talk from a different era, but what exactly does it mean to be “let” in terms of a park? From what I understand, and this may be wrong, that the park had been bought? My brain will be working overtime to figure this one out. Overall, so far the book is really good (even if I did just read a few pages.) I can’t wait to throw myself into it and finish! Come on Mr Darcy and Elizabeth!

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5 responses to “Pride & Prejudice

  1. I have absolutely nooooo clue what that means! I’m sure it’s a good book (if I could get past the language barrier) but words and sentences like that would confuse the hell outta me!

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    Hello, I have just come across your blog and have really enjoyed reading your posts.

    I have read Pride & Prejudice many times and can highly recommend it. If it is of any help Mrs Bennet is telling her husband that Mr Bingley is now renting Netherfield Park.

    When she talks in terms of Netherfield park she is referring to the mansion or stately home named Netherfield Park.

    If you ever get the chance I can also recommend Sense & Sensibility.

    Oh! Thank you for clearing that up! The next time I head to the library, I will check out Sense & Sensibility! I just absolutely love Austen’s writing skill!!

  3. I have to say I have never ready those. And I love to read. Guess I should give it a shot! 🙂

  4. I will now have to go to Barnes and Nobles and buy the book or go to the library and check it out it sounds very interesting like something I would read

  5. ~~ those are really good stories-once u get used to the writing and language of the times. makes u want to go back to that era…..

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