Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen

Pride and Prejudice

By Jane Austen

  • Release Date: 2008-08-26
  • Genre: Romance
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Description

Pride and Prejudice is a novel by Jane Austen, first published in 1813. The story follows the main character Elizabeth Bennet as she deals with issues of manners, upbringing, morality, education, and marriage in the society of the landed gentry of early 19th-century England. Elizabeth is the second of five daughters of a country gentleman living near the fictional town of Meryton in Hertfordshire, near London.

Though the story is set at the turn of the 19th century, it retains a fascination for modern readers, continuing near the top of lists of "most loved books" such as The Big Read. It has become one of the most popular novels in English literature and receives considerable attention from literary scholars. Modern interest in the book has resulted in a number of dramatic adaptations and an abundance of novels and stories imitating Austen's memorable characters or themes. To date, the book has sold some 20 million copies worldwide.
As Anna Quindlen wrote,
Pride and Prejudice is also about that thing that all great novels consider, the search for self. And it is the first great novel that teaches us this search is as surely undertaken in the drawing room making small talk as in the pursuit of a great white whale or the public punishment of adultery.

Reviews

  • Omg

    5
    By Mae-Liz
    I just have a thing for classics.... 🤭
  • Beautiful and eloquent

    5
    By purcey3
    Truly enjoyed reading this book. I had only seen the movie and there is so much more to the story! I’m so grateful I was able to enjoy this read.
  • Love

    5
    By __Redapples__
    I love it so much I’m going to watch the movie now!!!!!
  • Pride and Prejudice

    5
    By Ms Binche
    I read this book over and over and find something new every time. So well written and the characters are fascinating and recognizable.
  • It became one of my tops

    5
    By yas9473
    A book about all the drama I see everyday in everyone’s life This became my top (I listened to the most of it)
  • Amazing

    5
    By just a guy who loves books
    I was hooked.
  • Timeless Classic

    5
    By alli_7888
    There is a reason you can read this and still relate to the feelings and going on a of this community. This family. This woman.
  • Pride and Prejudice

    5
    By csm1967
    Wonderful book
  • Pride and Prejudice

    5
    By Bob 0046
    Love will find a way. The novel is delightfully entertaining in telling the love story of Darcy and Elizabeth with all the twists and turns and the drama of the family Bennet.
  • Complete Brilliance!!

    5
    By YiveeHP
    Loved the humor, use of language and character sketch of each. It has been nearly 50 years since I’ve read it and it is even more valued now.