Pride and Prejudice

In this historic romance, young Elizabeth Bennet strives for love, independence and honesty in the vapid high society of 19th century England.
Review by Michael Connery
Set at the turn of the nineteenth century, Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice is a timeless story well worthy of the title classic.

Austen is unparalleled in her wit and bracing satire of the landed gentry in rural England. She wrote what she knew of—of drawing rooms, of the strategies of marriage, of manners and the confines of wealth and upbringing and gender—with such candor that the novel is not only a source of humor and enjoyment but one of education as well. Vivid descriptions give the reader a glimpse into both the emptiness and the lavishness of the time. The characters are real:  appalling and absurd, kind and misguided. In short, the characters are human, fleshed out and detailed portraits.

The foibles of Darcy’s pride and Lizzie’s prejudice are relatable even two hundred years after the novel’s first publication and makes for an engaging, satisfying read that lingers with readers. It is no surprise that Pride and Prejudice is one of the most popular books in English literature.



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