Pride And Prejudice (Paperback)

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Is there a
sprightlier opening than the beginning lines of this time treasured novel? “It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession
of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.”  Pride and Prejudice
is considered one of the most entertaining and romantic of stories, a
love story for the ages.  Perhaps it is
much more, was Jane Austen also a feminist? 
While Pride and Prejudice does tell the love stories of Jane and Mr. Bingley and Elizabeth and Mr.
Darcy, it is also the story of a family, the burdens of having daughters
instead of sons, and the options open to women of the era.  The Bennett family has five daughters, the
family home and estate will pass on the death of the father to the next male
heir in line, a rather tiresome clergyman. 
If the daughters have not found suitable husbands by that time, they
will be penniless and at the mercy of their distant relative, a precarious
financial position indeed.  Austen knew
well of the world she creates in her stories. 
She lived this life, endured uncertain financial times as an unmarried
woman, and lived by the generosity of her brothers.  So while Pride and
Prejudice
will certainly entertain us with the love
story of Darcy and Elizabeth, it will also grant a look at the realities of
life in the early 1800’s.  As the saying
goes, we’ve come a long way baby.

 

— Deon Stonehouse

Description


Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen was first published in 1813. Its original title was First Impressions. The novel follows the main character, Elizabeth Bennet, as she deals with issues of manners & morality, education & upbringing, and most of all marriage in the landed gentry of British society. Set in Meryton, Hertfordshire in England in the early 19th century, Pride and Prejudice tells the story of Mr and Mrs Bennet's five unmarried daughters after the rich and eligible Mr Bingley and his status-conscious friend, Mr Darcy, have moved into their neighbourhood. For about two hundred years readers have been mesmerised by the love story of Mr Darcy and Miss Elizabeth who managed to correct the mistake of pride and prejudice.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781097220816
ISBN-10: 1097220818
Publisher: Independently Published
Publication Date: May 7th, 2019
Pages: 360
Language: English