Pride and Prejudice

Front Cover, Jan 1, 2004 - Fiction
67 Reviews
"Pride and Prejudice" is the story of Elizabeth Bennet and her four sisters who are all unmarried. When the wealthy young gentleman, Charles Bingley, rents the nearby manor of Netherfield Park the opportunity to find a husband presents itself. While attending a ball the Bennets meet Mr. Bingley and his friend Mr. Darcy for the first time. Mr. Bingley and Jane, Elizabeth's older sister, form a quick friendship, while Mr. Darcy shows little interest in Elizabeth by refusing to dance with her. However in subsequent weeks Mr. Darcy finds himself increasingly attracted to Elizabeth and as the novel progresses the reader is made to ask will a romance between Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth come to be. Discover for yourself in this classic 19th century love story.

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
4 stars
3 stars
2 stars
1 star

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - JBD1 - LibraryThing

The juvenilia included here, and Lady Susan, I absolutely loved. It's so much fun to see Austen being so playful and witty, unafraid of anything and just going full tilt. The Watsons I wasn't a huge ... Read full review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - Xleptodactylous - LibraryThing

Having never seen an adaptation of Pride and Prejudice but knowing the story almost completely through conversation and the media, my first impression of the book has always been based upon ... Read full review

All 8 reviews »

Other editions - View all

References to this book

All Book Search results »

About the author (2004)

Jane Austen's life is striking for the contrast between the great works she wrote in secret and the outward appearance of being quite dull and ordinary. Austen was born in the small English town of Steventon in Hampshire, and educated at home by her clergyman father. She was deeply devoted to her family. For a short time, the Austens lived in the resort city of Bath, but when her father died, they returned to Steventon, where Austen lived until her death at the age of 41. Austen was drawn to literature early, she began writing novels that satirized both the writers and the manners of the 1790's. Her sharp sense of humor and keen eye for the ridiculous in human behavior gave her works lasting appeal. She is at her best in such books as Pride and Prejudice (1813), Mansfield Park (1814), and Emma (1816), in which she examines and often ridicules the behavior of small groups of middle-class characters. Austen relies heavily on conversations among her characters to reveal their personalities, and at times her novels read almost like plays. Several of them have, in fact, been made into films. She is considered to be one of the most beloved British authors.

Bibliographic information