For anyone who may have considered reading this book, but have been put off by thinking it will be stuffy and old fashioned…forget your reservations and buy it. This is one of the most opposite-of-stuffy books (regardless of age) I've read. Very readable, fast paced, and entertaining the whole way through.
Best of all is Austen's wicked sense of humour and the vividly drawn and engaging characters. I don't think I've ever read another book where the author has transmitted so much information about their characters in so few words. Love 'em or hate 'em (and some of the funniest are not at all lovable!) you will understand their motivations and be drawn into their stories.
This is one of those rare books you will read over and over and continue to enjoy it at least as much as the first time. :)