Pride and Prejudice

Adversaries at first in the endless rounds of balls, parties and social gatherings, they soon develop a grudging respect for one another that blossoms into romance when each comes to appreciate the tender feelings that course beneath the veneer of their propriety and reserve.

Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen Summary

Pride and Prejudice is an 1813 romantic novel of manners written by Jane Austen. The novel follows the character development of Elizabeth Bennet, the dynamic protagonist of the book, who learns about the repercussions of hasty judgments and eventually comes to appreciate the difference between superficial goodness and actual goodness. A classic piece filled with comedy, its humour lies in its honest depiction of manners, education, marriage and money during the Regency era in Great Britain. Mr Bennet of Longbourn estate has five daughters, but because his property is entailed it can only be passed from male heir to male heir. Consequently, Mr Bennet's family will be destitute upon his death. Because his wife also lacks an inheritance, it is imperative that at least one of the girls marry well to support the others upon his death, which is a motivation that drives the plot. Jane Austen's opening line--"It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife"β€”is a sentence filled with irony and sets the tone for the book. The novel revolves around the importance of marrying for love, not simply for economic gain or social prestige, despite the communal pressure to make a good (i.e., wealthy) match. Pride and Prejudice has delighted readers for years, consistently appearing near the top of lists of "most-loved books" among literary scholars and the reading public. It has become one of the most popular novels in English literature with over 20 million copies sold and has inspired many derivatives that abound in modern literature. For more than a century, amateur and professional dramatic adaptations, reprints, unofficial sequels, films, and TV versions of Pride and Prejudice have portrayed the memorable characters and themes of the novel, reaching mass audiences. The 2005 film Pride & Prejudice, starring Keira Knightley and Matthew Macfadyen, is the most recent film adaptation that closely represents the book, with the 2016 action, comedy, and horror spin-off Pride and Prejudice and Zombies being the most recent Hollywood film adaptation...

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Masterpiece5 star

It’s a classic for a reason! Truly one of the best books I have ever read. 55


Pride and Prejudice5 star

The romantic aspect of the book is what interested me at first, but the drama and the characters growing and learning is what sucked me into their world. The detail describing the place or the people and their emotions make you feel as if you are there with the characters. The relationship between Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy is something you read about and don’t want to stop reading about. The passion and fire between the two is something I hope to have. 55



Not to be dramatic, but Pride and Prejudice is the greatest book of all time, and you have not truly lived until reading it. I cannot fix on the hour, or the spot, or the words, which laid the foundation for my love of Jane Austen. It was too long ago. I was in the middle before I knew It had begun. 55

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I wish I could wipe my own memory so I could read it for the first time again5 star

This is one of those books that makes you truly feel invested. One of those books that makes you look at the themes within it, in this case love, personal will, and duty, at work in your own life. READ IT. 55

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PTSD from reading P&P - Male/16(at time of reading)1 star

Dear Mr Darcy, Thank you for your detailed account of your adventures in love. Where do I start? I mean it’s not a bad book, from a historical fiction setting perspective... but the love story and the girl chit-chats were a bit much for the 16 year old me. Would not recommend for males readers... Would recommend Pride and Prejudice:Zombies for male readers, adds a little bit of flavor to essentially the same story line! Sincerely, Mr Bingley 15


Boring2 star

I had to read this for my English class.To sum it up it was a waste of time. Nothing here that I learned made me want to time travel for my live regrets 25


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A classic example of love.5 star

This book reminded me so much in style and storyline of Little Women, which is one of my all-tome favorites. There is a type of relationship for everyone in this book, and I see my own self and relationship relating best to Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy. It was a great read, and I loved being able to enjoy it on my phone or at home seamlessly. 55


Love it5 star

For those who say it is utter garbage, are stupid and don’t understand it from Janes view. Utter garbage Is no where near what they say. I love this book and it’s 1 of the best out there. You don’t have to be sophisticated to understand it, but if you say it’s utter garbage after reading it... you are just 100% stupid. This is a classic book. Very well written and very well presented 55


Utter Garbage.1 star

Plot? Uninteresting. Characters? Flat. Moral? Beaten into the reader like a black man’s wife. 15


Perhaps my prejudice against this book was unfounded.5 star

I assumed it was "a girl's book," full of descriptions of hoop skirts, caviar, archaic dances and overblown mannerisms. Silly me! It's nothing of the sort. This rich comedy, laced with loss, disappointment and embarrassment but spurred on by accident, misunderstanding and remarkably believable, sympathetic and uncomfortably familiar characters, stands alongside the greatest works of satire and cultural indictments I've read. Sure, I watched the Keira Knightly filmβ€”the book is funnier, if you imagine (as I did) its narrator twisting her lip in sarcasm and understated horror at the bizarre, everyday behavior of Elizabeth's family and acquaintances. IT'S A ROMANTIC COMEDY, PEOPLE. If the grammar is too frustrating or the vocabulary too complex, stick to Twilight. But if you adore subtext and eyerolls, don't hesitate. Love this book. 55


Beautiful5 star

This book is witty and wonderful. Always has been one of my favorite books 55


Novel books4 star

I am happy to say that , I applied Siri to speak an audio voice that sounds fairly realistic. The accessory audio settings must be for an English United States accent and set to a medium speed. I tried to set the accent to English UK but it does not provide any sound. There are a few mispronounce words. But , not more than 10. Using the Siri audio, I was able to finish the book in 3 days compared to 1 week as readers' review report. I hope development of Siri continues. 45


A classic novel that did not disappoint!5 star

Apparently Jane Austen's favorite words are "amiable", "civility", and "handsome". A beautifully written novel that is making me talk like I'm going to tea with the queen. 55


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I thoroughly enjoyed the interplay of feelings between the characters. The book gave me a perspective on people in my own life! Bobyopete 55


Amazing!!!5 star

I'm almost 17 and this is definitely one of the very best books I've ever read! I couldn't put it down! Until I finished it (in 5 days) almost every spare second was spent reading this book. It's very fast paced, takes unexpected turns, is beautifully written, and captures your heart. One evening I had to stop reading to eat, but I was so immersed in the story that during supper I really could hardly talk or think about anything but Mr. Darcy! 55


Don't judge it if your a man, read it!5 star

One of the best books I've ever read, I thought I would hate it because it is a romance novel, but this book really draws you in to its story and characters. It's really helps if you have a summary and and analysis on the side (I used lit charts app) of every chapter for the book was written in the 1800s and it really helps in understanding it further. If you are just getting into the classic books, this one is a must read! 55

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Amazing Book5 star

Whoever come across this book, should read it . If you love romance, I'll assure you will love this book!! 55


What a fantastic novel5 star

I'll never get sick of reading Pride & Prejudice and dreaming of my own Mr. Darcy. 55

Retired Reader 1948

Pride and Prejudice5 star

I completely love this, my favorite of Austin's work, not that it is a great romance including so much of human foible, but that it is a supreme masterpiece in its syntax and diction. To immerse myself in a skill lost to our generation is sheer intellectual joy. Don't miss it, or, read it again! 55

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