I read all these books by myself and own most of them. My opinion about the content is purely subjective and can’t be influenced.
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Jane Austen: Pride and Prejudice
I read this book all over again and it never becomes boring.
The incredibly delicately drawn characters are described with great virtuosity. Jane Austen described only what she new best, therefore all their books take place in England around 1800. She describes her own class (minister daughter), as well as the upper class (landed gentry) and the lower class (hands, domestics).
The content could be reduced to: A mother looks to marry off her five daughters while her husband is making fun of her. Up to the end some weddings happen in this family however, also around it. Not everyone gets his dream partner, but some do after a few detours.
The well meaning of the mother and the thoughts of the daughters, particularly of Eliza who is very liberated for her time, make this book so valuable and lovable.
Being a woman one would like to meet such Mr. Darcy and maybe even marry him. Unfortunately, this kind of Gentlemen has been extinct long ago.
The BBC movie with Colin Firth and Jennifer Ehle may be recommended as well.
See also my portrait of Mr. Darcy alias Colin Firth in the highly acclaimed 1995 television adaptation Pride And Prejudice by Jane Austen. For me Colin Firth is the best Mr. Darcy so far.