It is the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen's 'Pride and Prejudice' being published. It has been acted on stage, in film, parodied, cartooned, used as a subject for and by painters and reprinted whoever knows how many times by countless publishers and is translated into everything short of other planets' languages. It is said to be the favourite book of readers in the UK, and no doubt in a few other places. Why and how?
I once picked it up and got very bored early on and looking up at the shelf where it stands in near on perfect condition although I bought it to travel with in the early 1970s doubt I shall ever continue from where I left off. I am not saying whether it is good or bad, it is just not the type of thing I like to read and given I have survived 'War and Peace', 'Brothers Karamazov' and umpteen other books people have said bore them to tears wonder why?
So people, let us see what people have to say about it. No holds barred of course.