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Reading Challenge 2020 | February | Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Well, I guess I will start off with confirming that this book really did just not work for me. I struggled from the beginning with the absolutely shallow, self-centred and boring characters of Pride and Prejudice and put the book down just 78 pages in.

I hear you shouting at me saying I didn’t give it enough time, or it would have gotten better, but in all honesty I was bored. I didn’t feel like I was connecting to the story and kept getting distracted by everything around me.

I feel like one of the reasons may be that I read the translated version. I have mentioned in the past how I think translation work loses the true meaning, or misses the point that simply cannot be made clear with translation.

It’s sad because I’m generally very into period dramas; just love the simple times of no telephones and everything seemed to just be.. unplugged. I may give it another go in the future and read it in English. But this time, I can hand on my heart say that the Estonian version simply just didn’t do it for me.

Have you read it? What did you think? Do you think I should give it another chance, or should I just watch the TV series instead?
Kat x

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