One of the most beloved books of all time, Pride and Prejudice is Jane Austin’s classic story of the love that blooms, is denied, and finally flourishes between the prideful Mr. Darcy and the prejudiced Elizabeth Bennet. A country squire of limited means, Mr. Bennet is faced with the monumental task of marrying off his five daughters, including his much-loved Elizabeth, while surviving the puerile antics of his wife, Mrs. Bennet, the plotting of the untrustworthy Wickham, and the arrogant Mr. Collins, who is entitled to inherit Mr. Bennet’s property. Containing some of the most memorable characters to grace English literature, Pride and Prejudice is an enduring classic whose lessons of morality and responsibility continue to resonate with readers two centuries after it was first published.
Pride and Prejudice was Jane Austin’s most popular novel during her lifetime, and is acknowledged as the author’s favourite. It has been adapted into film and television, and has inspired countless sequels and adaptations.
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