This has historically been my favorite Austen novel (after P&P, masterpiece that it is), but I had a harder time with it with this reading. I still enjoyed it. I delighted bitingly witty descriptions of people and situations. However, I found it slow-going this time around, with very little plot to engage the reader for nearly the first third of the book. Apparently, I have also become cynical in my old-age, since I was more put-off than moved by the various declarations of love. Still, the latter is my defect, not Jane's :). Still highly recommended.