The first of the two stories written, I will presume to purely fulfill the need of a overall love story whereas Persuasion ended up turning heads sparking up whispers about the themes of society, manners, and overall life during those times. I really like both books. You will still encounter the same downfalls as stated in the previous blog.
The point I would like to mention leaning more towards more of a Bennett and Darcy fan are the film adaptations. For Pride and Prejudice, there are two-- one by BBC as a series starring Colin Firth as Darcy, and the latter film in 2005 starring Keira Knightley and Matthew McFayden as the Bennett and Darcy duo. These two visual version portray a parallel to the story. The earlier BBC version will show you the more realistic living conditions for the time period. The latter version is more artistic to portraying the emotional side to the book. If you have seen the movie without any knowledge of the book, you will completely understand what I'm saying. The sunrise with Darcy walking towards Elizabeth. My heart is melting just thinking about it in my head. I had seen the movie first before reading the book. You WILL be disappointed going that route. I know some of you refuse to the see the film because most of the time they butcher the reading. But reading Austen's work and seeing the 2005 film version should only satiate your desire to consume more Austen.