Pride and Prejudice

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Publisher 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.

GENRE
Romance
RELEASED
2008
August 26
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
505
Pages
PUBLISHER
The Project Gutenberg
SELLER
Scott Reid
SIZE
598.4
KB

Customer Reviews

PriPri(: ,

Amazing book to read!!

I've personally loved this book! It was really interesting on how the characters come to life in those days!! I've always enjoyed reading especially English Literature just like this book! I have seen the movie many times but I just wanted to experience the book and see how it goes from there!! I've really loved reading this book! It was amazing :)

csm1967 ,

Pride and Prejudice

Wonderful book

Bob 0046 ,

Pride and Prejudice

Love will find a way. The novel is delightfully entertaining in telling the love story of Darcy and Elizabeth with all the twists and turns and the drama of the family Bennet.

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