Pride and Prejudice, By Jane AustenOn this the th anniversary of its publication Pride and Prejudice is an undisputed literary classic, as popular with readers today as it was in Jane Austen began writing novels while still a teenager. The second youngest of seven children, Austen had the good fortune to be born into a family of literary enthusiasts. Like the rest of her family, Jane was an avid reader. A favorite author was Frances Burney , one of the most popular and successful novelists of the late 18th century.
Pride and Prejudice (Book - 1813)
The review is anonymous. The reviewer describes in detail the plot and characters of Pride and Prejudice. Today, readers tend to regard the novel primarily as a love story between Elizabeth Bennet and Mr Darcy. Here, the reviewer identifies Elizabeth as the main character, but emphasises that the novel is the story of a whole family. Beatrice is a witty and independent-minded woman who despises men and marriage.
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Pride and Prejudice , romantic novel by Jane Austen , published anonymously in three volumes in A classic of English literature , written with incisive wit and superb character delineation, it centres on the turbulent relationship between Elizabeth Bennet, the daughter of a country gentleman, and Fitzwilliam Darcy , a rich aristocratic landowner. Pride and Prejudice is set in rural England in the early 19th century, and it follows the Bennet family , which includes five very different sisters. Bennet is anxious to see all her daughters married, especially as the modest family estate is to be inherited by William Collins when Mr. Bennet dies.