8:30 PM 3 SEPTEMBER 2016
I came late to this classic book, but wanted to check out how accurately the BBC dramatization reflected Jane Austen’s generally acclaimed masterpiece. Truth is the TV portrayal was accurate, but the nuances of the caustic exchanges between the key characters, the complexities of the relationships and the social commentary were utterly absorbing in the written form. As is often the case, even the best of films often lose something in translation, possibly the authenticity that comes from the author’s ‘voice’. I was also keen to see whether Pride & Prejudice lived up to the hype. Answer – absolutely yes! No wonder it appears in most lists of top 100 books ever written. That it has withstood the test of time, is testament to a great book, but it’s also an absolute treat!