Pride and Prejudice

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RD Bentley, 1853 - English fiction - 340 pages
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This classic is the struggle of one very well read young women defying societies, and her mothers, expectations to marry for status and money but instead to marry for love. Elizabeth Bennett is the role model young girls deserve, she is strong, intelligent, opinionated, witty and kind hearted. If only we could all find our Mr Darcy. 

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Page 316 - For what do we live, but to make sport for our neighbours, and laugh at them in our turn ? " " Oh," cried Elizabeth,
Page 2 - Oh! Single, my dear, to be sure! A single man of large fortune; four or five thousand a year. What a fine thing for our girls!
Page 1 - It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife.
Page 169 - Could you expect me to rejoice in the inferiority of your connections ? To congratulate myself on the hope of relations whose condition in life is so decidedly beneath my own...
Page 144 - My mother would have no objection, but my father hates London." "Has your governess left you?" "We never had any governess." "No governess! How was that possible? Five daughters brought up at home without a governess! I never heard of such a thing. Your mother must have been quite a slave to your education." Elizabeth could hardly help smiling as she assured her that had not been the case. "Then who taught you? who attended to you? Without a governess, you must have been neglected.
Page 308 - If I have, I shall be the last person to confess it." "Miss Bennet, do you know who I am? I have not been accustomed to such language as this. I am almost the nearest relation he has in the world, and am entitled to know all his dearest concerns.
Page 328 - I know your disposition, Lizzy. I know that you could be neither happy nor respectable unless you truly esteemed your husband — unless you looked up to him as a superior. Your lively talents would place you in the greatest danger in an unequal marriage. You could scarcely escape discredit and misery. My child, let me not have the grief of seeing you unable to respect your partner in life. You know not what you are about.
Page 95 - I flatter myself it will not sink me in your esteem. And now nothing remains for me but to assure you in the most animated language of the violence of my affection. To fortune I am perfectly indifferent, and shall make no demand of that nature on your father, since I am well aware that it could not be complied with ; and that one thousand pounds in the...
Page 9 - Bennet," as she entered the room, "we have had a most delightful evening, a most excellent ball. I wish you had been there. Jane was so admired, nothing could be like it. Every body said how well she looked; and Mr. Bingley thought her quite beautiful, and danced with her twice. Only think of that my dear; he actually danced with her twice; and she was the only creature in the room that he asked a second time. First of all, he asked Miss Lucas. I was so vexed to see him stand up with her; but, however,...
Page 8 - Darcy danced only once with Mrs. Hurst and once with Miss Bingley, declined being introduced to any other lady, and spent the rest of the evening in walking about the room, speaking occasionally to one of his own party.

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