Reviews for Pride and Prejudice
Horn Book Guide Reviews 2005 Fall
Pared of their wit, charm, and style as well as their length, these abridged versions of classic stories are unremitting disappointments. Hawthorne's tale, although reduced to a tangled ghost story, holds up the best. Hodgson's novel is simply flat and bland. Austen's brilliant work becomes a plodding pretense of a romance. All have unremarkable illustrations. There are nine other spring 2005 books in this series. [Review covers these Great Illustrated Classics titles: [cf2]Pride and Prejudice[cf1], [cf2]A Little Princess[cf1], and [cf2]The House of Seven Gables[cf1].] Copyright 2005 Horn Book Guide Reviews.