Pride and Prejudice

    • 4.4 • 901 Ratings

Publisher Description

“It is a truth universally acknowledged…” that Pride and Prejudice is Jane Austen’s most widely read and widely loved novel. It is the story of Elizabeth, the sharp-witted and level-headed second daughter of the Bennet family, and her slowly blossoming relationship with the honorable but haughty Mr. Darcy. Taking place among the rural aristocracy of England in the early nineteenth century, Austen creates characters that are so recognizably human and themes that are so universal, that the novel has never lost its popularity, inspiring nearly two centuries of adaptations, reinterpretations, and imitators. Austen’s original text, available here with illustrations from the 1895 edition, remains one of the most romantic, delightful, and indelible stories in the English language.

Fiction & Literature
January 28
Bookbyte Digital
Somerset Investments, Inc.

Customer Reviews

MJAnonymous ,

Boring, but good literature.

Pride and Prejudice, in my opinion, was a very, very, very boring book. There was pretty much no action in it, just a lot of drama. It took forever for the story to get to the point, and when it did get to the point, it wasn’t exceptionally exciting.

However, the book was extremely hard to read (for me, at least, because I am in 7th grade and usually don’t read books written in the 19th century), and therefore helped me gain a larger vocabulary. In addition, my writing style changed from “She was very excited to go to the party” to “Adrenaline rushed through her veins as she stepped out of her boyfriend’s convertible onto the dim, damper street, her heart beating in her chest as she approached the front door of her best friend’s house.” In other words, there was a lot more detail in my writing, more so in my creative writing.

Finally, the book taught me about people’s beliefs and cultures in the 1800s. This topic was a difficult one to grasp, but with CliffNotes and some help from my mom, I made it through. I noticed the common mention of class throughout the book between many of the characters. Also, close to the beginning, the author indirectly states that to inherit money from a parent is more acceptable than earning your own pay. This was a bit odd to me, considering I have always known that if you want something, you have to earn it, or you don’t get it.

Pride and Prejudice was written very well, other than the fact that it was boring. If you want to read a book that will enhance your vocabulary, help you learn about the past world, and that is a romance novel, then I would recommend this book.

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Neygun Le ,

Book's great, formatting's not

Line spacing is too cramped. Download the other free version on iBookstore and you'll see what I mean.

fdafd ,

Pride and Prejudice

This is a great love story set back in the early days. There are many twists and turns you don't expect, but everything works out for the couples at the end. It keeps you guessing, that's for sure!!

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