Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen

Pride and Prejudice

By Jane Austen

  • Release Date: 2008-08-26
  • Genre: Romance
Score: 4.5
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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

  • Pride and Prejudice

    5
    By Jiyoon Y.
    Delightful to enjoy at best :)
  • Blue print of enemies to lovers

    3
    By ameliax3
    I see why everyone wants a Mr.Darcy 🥹 now I want me one too. Though, he was kinda rude in the beginning 😆 Elizabeth is funny, & her father! ADORBS. But in all honesty, this book made me feel dumb, the style of writing was so complex, I had a hard time with it. It took a really some time, and lots of rereading and dictionary to fully comprehend 😅😅 Time to go watch the movie again (2005 version)🩷
  • <3

    5
    By Durskul
    My absolute favorite book.
  • Shallow characters!!!

    1
    By nana🤣
    Mr. Darcy is written to be the man of every girl’s dreams right? I mean he is like the standard for what a man should be! WRONG! He is so shallow and not even a real man. I would hate to marry someone like him.
  • One of the all time best

    5
    By BANDITNCADE
    I have read this book several times. I love it, as I do many of the classics, but this is one of the best. It never gets old. You will find yourself laughing all over again at Mr. and Mrs. Bennett, and bite your nails over the situation with Lydia. Does Bingley love Jane? And what will become of Darcy and Elizabeth. Ah it is all excitement and astonishment!
  • 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)