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Pride and Prejudice

ByJane Austen Austen

Pride and Prejudice is a romance novel by Jane Austen. The story charts the emotional development of the 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 in the British Regency. Mr. Bennet of the Longbourn estate has five daughters, but his property is entailed, meaning that none of the girls can inherit it. His wife has no fortune, so it is imperative that at least one of the girls marry well in order to support the others on his death. 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" is a sentence filled with irony and playfulness. The novel revolves around the necessity of marrying for love, not simply for monetary reasons, despite the social pressures to make a good [i.e. wealthy] match.

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Publication Date
Oct 1, 2017
Language
English
ISBN
9781387265367
Category
Fiction
Copyright
All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
Contributors
By (author): Jane Austen Austen

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EPUB

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