Critical Criticism Of Pride And Prejudice

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Jane Austen’s’ novels are one of the most commonly read and regarded works in the history of English literature. Austen’s adeptness comprehends the subject of marriage and love in all its complexity, practicality, and goodness. In all of her novels, Jane Austen focuses on courtship and marriage. In each case, readers see society, which had narrow and rigid expectations for women, through the eyes of lively and perceptive young heroines. Filled with wit and good humor, Austen’s novels at the same time provide a realistic picture of relationships between men and women. The critical history of Pride and Prejudice was just as varied as the evolution of the novel itself. At the time the novel was published in early nineteenth…show more content…
Pride and Prejudice was favored by lot of people and it sold fairly well, critics who reviewed it in the first part of the nineteenth century honored the writer’s characterization and her description of everyday life. In 1870s, presumably the most considerable nineteenth century critical article on Austen was published by Richard Simpson; in the article Simpson examined the intricacy of Austen’s works including her use of irony. Modern Austen scholarship began in 1939 with the publication of Jane Austen and her Art, by Mary Lascell. The Intention and perception of that book encouraged other scholars to take a deep sight at Austen’s works. Pride and Prejudice started getting solemn notice in the 1940s and has proceeded to be studied heavily since that…show more content…
Critics marvel at Austen’s superb adroitness, her complex and balanced plots, her vivacity discussion, her deftly controlled ironic tone, amusing and critical at the same time. Readers delight her sharply drawn characters and her insight into human’s nature. The effortlessness of her writing, along with its lifelike characters attests to Austen’s skill as a writer. As a twentieth century author, Virginia Woolf noted, “of all great writers she is the most difficult to catch in the act of greatness” A Room of One’s Own, 1929. Works of Jane Austen were criticized by different authors, Sir Walter Scott said” read again and again, for the third time at least, Miss Austen’s finely written novel of ‘Pride and Prejudice’. That young lady had a talent for describing the involvement and feelings and characters of ordinary life, which is to me the most wonderful I ever met with” The Diary of Sir Walter Scott (March 14, 1826). Mark Twain said” I haven’t any right to criticize books, and I don’t do it except when I hate them. I often want to criticize Jane Austen, but her books madden me so that I cant conceal my frenzy from the reader; and therefore I have to stop every time I read ‘Pride and Prejudice’ I want to dig her up and beat her over the skull
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