Pride and Prejudice

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Pride and Prejudice

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars4/5 (17,133 ratings)
Length: 482 pages9 hours


Jane Austen’s second novel, published in 1813, is perhaps her most beloved, with its protagonists Elizabeth Bennet and Ftizwilliam Darcy ascending to the canon of literature’s most iconic - and imitated - characters. Elizabeth is the witty, independent-minded second daughter of the Bennets, who lack social graces and are often bumbling parents. Mr. Darcy is a wealthy but unpopular bachelor, known for his arrogance and antisocial nature.
Darcy’s pursuit of Elizabeth is perhaps the forerunner to the awkward romances of the 20th and 21st centuries - it’s not glamourous, and is met with refusal the first time around. But no matter how odious he seems at first, Darcy evolves into a man that every woman finds herself rooting for. Selling over 20 million copies since its first appearance in print, this classic tale of courtship has inspired numerous adaptations on the stage and in film, as well as countless spin off novels, in which Elizabeth and Darcy appear as everything from crime-solvers to zombie hunters.
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