Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen

Pride and Prejudice

By Jane Austen

  • Release Date: 1813-01-28
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 4.5
From 27,047 Ratings


An Apple Books Classic edition.

Jane Austen’s beloved classic opens with this witty and very memorable line: “It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.” With all the twists and turns of a soap opera, Pride and Prejudice chronicles the drama that ensues when the wealthy bachelor Mr. Darcy moves close to the Bennet family home in the English countryside. The news of his arrival sends the socially ambitious Mrs. Bennet-whose main concern is finding suitable matches for her five daughters-into overdrive.

The book’s main character, the high-spirited Elizabeth Bennet, is a strikingly modern heroine: a woman who refuses to lower her expectations or transform herself to suit society’s norms. Austen’s novel achieves a remarkable balance, serving up barbed criticism of the obsession with money, status, and matrimony even as it draws us into a swoon-worthy love story. At its heart, Pride and Prejudice is a romantic comedy, and a darned great one at that. It’s so much fun to turn the pages and wonder about Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy: Will they or won’t they overcome their excessive pride and initial prejudices to make a happily-ever-after connection?


  • Pride and Prejudice

    By isabellajeannunez💞
    This book was a great read its always been a favorite of mine i love the plit and how well this book was wrote!
  • Just great

    By Julicannon1611
    Had me so on the edge of my seat I finished it in 3 days
  • The O.G. of Romance Novels

    By kkearns11542
    This one started it all and it’s still the best. Lively, full of activity and fun, this is one of the most satisfying stories ever! Please read it at least once.
  • Met, even exceeded expectations

    By tian1191
    I’ve always wanted to see what all the fuss was about. I’m glad to report back that this classic novel surely did not disappoint and exceeded my expectations. The story is charming, and incredibly well written. It’s not very long so not very intimidating. I definitely recommend it!
  • Pride and Prejudice

    By galwayguy306
    Very enjoyable. GalwayGuy 306
  • A bit tedious, but well worth it

    By kYdell123
    For this to have been written in 1813 and is so easy to understand still amazes me! I now see why it’s such a classic. The whole book was very aesthetically pleasing, but some parts were unnecessarily detailed which made it take longer to finish it. Overall it was a really sweet story and the ending was very wholesome and left no questions unanswered.
  • Loved this book

    By Jbvhgc
    This book was so good it took me less than a week to finish! Now I understand why they book has stayed so popular for over 200 years!
  • Amazing ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️🙂

    By hadgud
    Great book mr.Darcy Jane just it pulls you in and it’s like your in their world.😃😃😃
  • Slow but interesting enough

    By celestial_aries
    I can see why people would love it and why others would hate it It’s definitely a historical fiction book and is rather mundane It does allow one to see the elegance and flourish of the time but can be slow and even uninteresting Obviously if you like fast paced, action packed books with a lot of romance, this might not be the best for you But if you just want to sit down with a good book and you have a lot of time on your hands or you want to see what it was like during older times then this is a perfect selection Overall I found it surprisingly enjoyable and much less potent of a read than most classics are but it does get redundant and tiring at times
  • A bit boring

    By Gretta's Mom
    Not really interesting