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Jane Austen seems pretty cool and I wanna give her a shot but don't know enough about her to really make a choice. Opinions?:confused:
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Pride and prejudice is quite good and has lots of film/TV/YouTube adaptations you can look at after you finish reading. It is quite long though...
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Jane Austen seems pretty cool and I wanna give her a shot but don't know enough about her to really make a choice. Opinions?:confused:
if you don't mind me asking, where did the Jane Austen interest come from?
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To be honest, I was watching clueless and apparently it's based on Emma by Jane Austen and i wanted to give it a shot
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if you don't mind me asking, where did the Jane Austen interest come from?
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Huh. i'll have to check it out. thanks!
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Pride and prejudice is quite good and has lots of film/TV/YouTube adaptations you can look at after you finish reading. It is quite long though...
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I agree - P&P is a good place to start as it's been adapted so many times. Emma is great but it took me a little while to warm up to. Well worth it!
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Agree with Pride and Prejudice. If you watch a movie/TV adaptation and then read the book it may help you get to grips with the language a bit more.
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Any other book you would recommend as a warm up?
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I agree - P&P is a good place to start as it's been adapted so many times. Emma is great but it took me a little while to warm up to. Well worth it!
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I’ve only read 2 so far but I went P&P and then Persuasion. Persuasion is much shorter and I really enjoyed that too.

I also waited until I had finished P&P before I watched the films and series- they were my reward! I’m hoping to read another this summer
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ooh, I might check out persuasion too then. Thanks!
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I’ve only read 2 so far but I went P&P and then Persuasion. Persuasion is much shorter and I really enjoyed that too.

I also waited until I had finished P&P before I watched the films and series- they were my reward! I’m hoping to read another this summer
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I love Emma and Pride and Prejudice I would say that Pride and Prejudice is more tense and exciting, and possibly a better one to start with (my favourite, definitely not biased) whilst Emma is more based on social norms (which, of course, is a theme in all of them - I haven't read this one in a while so I'd recommend checking them out yourself), they are both quite similar though so either would be good it really depends on what sort of thing you're into. I also tried Mansfield Park, but I would definitely say Pride and Prejudice and Emma are the best! Haha apologies for a rant, you got me onto one of my things...
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Haha that's alright! I'll definitely have to check out P&P and I might also go for persuasion and Emma. Thanks for the rant!
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I love Emma and Pride and Prejudice I would say that Pride and Prejudice is more tense and exciting, and possibly a better one to start with (my favourite, definitely not biased) whilst Emma is more based on social norms (which, of course, is a theme in all of them - I haven't read this one in a while so I'd recommend checking them out yourself), they are both quite similar though so either would be good it really depends on what sort of thing you're into. I also tried Mansfield Park, but I would definitely say Pride and Prejudice and Emma are the best! Haha apologirs for a rant, you got me onto one of my things...
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