Elizabeth Bennet has no trouble making up her mind about Mr. Darcy. From the moment he enters the ball, he seems stiff, arrogant, and obnoxious. When Elilzabeth overhears Darcy's charming friend Mr. Bingley suggest that he ask her to dance, Darcy's curt dismissal of the notion confirms her worst expectations. Despite his good looks, superior education, and vast wealth, Darcy is a stuffy, self-important snob and the perfect target for Elizabeth's well-aimed wit.
When her beloved sister Jane falls ill while visiting Mr. Bingley's sisters, Elizabeth rushes to Jane's sickbed and is forced to stay at the Bingley's elegant rented manor for several days. She discovers that Mr. Bingley is falling deeply in lvoe with Jane, that his sisters will do anything to prevent him from marrying her, and that Darcy is every bit as impossible as he appeared on first impression.
A beautifully bound edition with a section on the life and times of Austen Jane; an introductio by Sarah S. G. Frant, Associate Professor of English at Fayetteville State University; endnotes; a 'Based on the Book' section; and a section on further reading.