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

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Complete and unabridged paperback edition. Pride and Prejudice is an 1813 romantic novel by Jane Austen. It charts the emotional development of protagonist Elizabeth Bennet, who learns the error of making hasty judgments and comes to appreciate the difference between the superficial and the essential. The comedy of the writing lies in the depiction of manners, education, marriage, and money during the British Regency period. From Wikipedia.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781983337499
ISBN-10: 1983337498
Publisher: Independently Published
Publication Date: July 2nd, 2018
Pages: 238
Language: English