Pride and Prejudice

Pride and Prejudice

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"Darcy had never been so bewitched by any woman as he was by her." With all the forces of the world conspiring to keep Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet apart, how will fate manage to bring them together? It certainly won't be easy if they're fighting it every step of the way. But theirs is a love that was meant to be, despite all the odds against them. One of the most captivating love stories of all time, Jane Austen's enduring masterpiece is beloved by generation after generation. Beautifully presented for a modern teen audience, this is the must-have edition of a timeless classic.
Publisher: [United States] : HarperCollins, 2019
ISBN: 9780062970527
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Zoeyting
Jan 20, 2021

Pride and Prejudice is a romantic classic literature written by Jane Austen, a well-known 18th century writer. This novel contains a sense of wit and talks about the love story between the characters in England. Pride and Prejudice follows the story of four daughters that live in a rural part of England and how they fall in love with men possessing different social status through overcoming pride and prejudice. Throughout the book, Elizabeth, the protagonist, struggles with making decisions on finding true love or marrying for economic reasons. I loved how the novel demonstrated people letting go of their pride and prejudice to love someone who is against the society and family. The part that I dislike is that the plot advances too slowly, so it gets boring in the middle. I recommend this book to people who want to discover a different society in the and to who enjoy romantic stories.

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jenwan914
Jan 11, 2021

Written decades ago, “Pride and Prejudice” remains a prevalent story that was popularized by the 2005 film Pride & Prejudice, and for a rightful reason. This story highlights the stressful crisis of finding a wealthy husband in the 1700s, and provides its readers with an insightful, witty, and intelligent story of the prejudiced Elizabeth Bennet and the prideful Fitzwilliam Darcy. The two snarky characters of the story initially clash head-to-head, before eventually falling in love and becoming an ideal match for each other.

I loved reading “Pride and Prejudice,” as it was such a fun and interesting experience to read about such quirky and unique characters, such as Mr. Collins, Lydia Bennet, Elizabeth Bennet, and Mr. Darcy. Each character had his or her own special perspective on life and romance, and flipping through the pages of this book definitely proved to be a delightful experience. I would recommend this book for anyone who is looking for a romantic, yet insightful and humorous, novel!

For things I did not like about this novel, the plot could be a bit boring sometimes, as there were not many unexpected things that happened. It could feel like a bit of a chore to read sometimes, but it definitely is a classic, so if you’re looking to get more into that-- I would recommend this for you!

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Aashirya
Dec 28, 2020

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen is about the love story of Elizabeth
Bennet and Fitzwilliam Darcy who let their pride and prejudice get it the way of
having a healthy relationship. This novel illustrates how one needs to let go of their
pride and accept another person as they truly are, and the ability to do this and let
go of your pride and prejudice takes defiance, love, and conviction. I really liked this
novel, since it was very captivating to see how two very different people fall in love
in a world of such strict social rules where everyone has their own prejudices. I
would definitely recommend this book to everyone, since it is very fascinating and
exciting.

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AlexaLe
Nov 29, 2020

Jane Austen is known for her outstanding novels, and Pride and Prejudice is certainly one of her greatest. It tells the story of the Bennett family, with 5 daughters who Mrs. Bennett is looking to marry off. Their town becomes excited when the rich, well-mannered Mr. Bingley comes to town and holds a ball. There, one Bennett sister, Jane, catches the eye of Mr. Bingley, while Elizabeth is less than charmed with Bingley’s friend, Mr. Darcy. Darcy is seen as arrogant and obnoxious, and believes Elizabeth to be unattractive. They must overcome both their pride and prejudice of each other as they begin to get to know each other, and navigate through the obstacles society and their families present.

Pride and Prejudice is my favorite novel by Jane Austen, especially because Elizabeth Bennett functions as an iconoclast, a dynamic female protagonist that was uncommon in novels during the 1800s. During a time when people would solely marry for money, it follows a love story between two characters that must overcome one of the greatest obstacles of all: their pride and their opinions. It cautions against excessive pride and prejudice, and reveals the beauty of what can happen when they are defeated.

It is extremely well-written, from the plot to the sentence structure, and is perfect for analysis or simply reading for pleasure. This novel is perfect for those who like love stories in an earlier time period, as it so dramatically differs from many novels today. However, those who do not enjoy stories about romance might not find this to be the most exciting novel. Altogether, this novel is a classic for a good reason, and begins with one of the most quoted lines of all time.

Age rating: 13+
Star rating: 5 stars

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Green_Giraffe_29
Sep 22, 2020

Pride and Prejudice is a classic for a reason! Chock-full of romance, class warfare, and conflict, I quickly fell in love with the protagonist, Elizabeth Bennet, for her wit and dry humor. While the story was slow in parts, the ending is a fantastic culmination of everything preceding it.

pacl_teens Sep 11, 2020

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen is a classic romance novel. This book follows the Bennet family and more specifically Elizabeth Bennet. The Bennets live in a time where being married to a wealthy man is the best thing that a woman can do so Mrs. Bennet tries to find eligible bachelors for her daughters. One day a very eligible bachelor, Mr. Bingley moves in near them. When they introduce themselves to Mr. Bingley they meet Mr. Darcy, who is a friend of his. Elizabeth takes a quick disliking to him. But will the disliking turn into something more?

This is the first book I have read of Jane Austen’s and I pleasantly enjoyed it. I loved the plot of this book. It follows a traditional family and their experiences trying to fit into their world. But some parts of the book were boring and it felt like the author was dragging on for a long time. Next, I loved Elizabeth. She was a very different character especially for her time period, she was very outspoken, confident, and headstrong. I liked how she refused to like a man that was disrespectful towards her instead of falling for him. I feel like this was a very eye-opening character. By doing this it leads Darcy to have a huge character development which changes him for the better. Last, I loved the relationship between Darcy and Elizabeth. I liked how in the beginning they did not like each other very much but they eventually were able to change their opinions about each other.

In conclusion, this book is a classic and I think everyone should read at least one of Austen’s books. If you enjoyed Jane Eyre or The Great Gatsby I can almost guarantee that you will enjoy this book as well.
-Eunchae, Grade 10

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carolwu96
Sep 11, 2020

I decided to reread P&P in preparation for some retellings, and what should I say... This is my fourth time reading the novel and it offers even more than what my fond memory retains! ⁣

I had been told that P&P was a manual of love and marriage, but this time, the book shone as a demonstration of the importance of self-knowledge. ⁣

If one examines the marital satisfaction of our characters from each’s own perspective, we will realize that the level of content directly correlates with that of self-awareness. ⁣

For instance, Lizzy knew that she valued mind over stability, and Charlotte the vice versa, so each made her decision accordingly and was happy with her choice. Mr.Bennet, on the other hand, had thought he enjoyed his wife’s vivacity but evidently underestimated his own need for patience and silence, which became the stem of his frustration (and then he tried to blame her for it).⁣

Unfortunately, there were also a few characters whose need did not coincide with that of anyone else in the novel. ⁣

Mary, for example, knew that she and Mr.Collins could have been spiritually harmonious, but practicality, rather than harmony, had been the latter’s criterion for domestic felicity. We do not know whether Mr.Collins would look back years later, lonely in a marriage in which his partner enjoyed nothing more than banishing him to the garden, and regret not prioritizing spirituality. Perhaps. Perhaps not. ⁣

During this rereading, I was again struck by Lizzy’s wit, Jane’s kindness, Darcy’s gentility and Bingley’s sincerity, each genuine but imperfect in a different way. These characters are themselves lovable, but are made even more vivid by Austen’s language, which simultaneously soothes and stimulates. When I was a child, I used to cup water with my hands and just stare at it, fascinated by the invisible yet tangible substance. As Austen’s language flitted in the young sun during my morning drives, I found myself a child once more.

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tang88260_0
Aug 29, 2020

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen is an interesting novel. I struggled a bit to understand its complex language, but later I was able to understand it. It focuses primarily on Elizabeth Bennet who learns the difference between superficial goodness in people versus actual goodness. The story revolves around the Bennet family as they try to get one of their daughters married off, while also featuring the social life of said family. It is a good book, and I would recommend it.

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Anirudh_Kannan
Aug 21, 2020

The story of Pride and Prejudice revolves around Mr. Bennett of Longbourn estate who has five daughters. His property is entailed, meaning that it can only be passed onto a male heir. Since he has five daughters, he does not have any proper inheritance. Thus, it is obvious that one of his daughters will have to marry well to support the rest of the family. This conflict is the main motivation which drives the plot of the story.

One of the most loved novels in the history of English literature, Pride and Prejudice explores themes of marriage, especially marriage for love, not for wealth or class.

Gemini__Librarian Jul 21, 2020

Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice is a witty, tried-and-true, romantic literature composition that encompasses the totality of romantic courtship, marriage, kinship and relations reminiscent of the Victorian Regency Era. The Bennetts are a thriving family with vivacious daughters Elizabeth, Jane, Mary, Catherine and Lydia. Mr. Darcy is a somewhat arrogant, haughty but comely gentleman who spends the majority of the novel trying to successfully court the stubborn and light-hearted Elizabeth. Elizabeth is inquisitive, indecisive and curious, often maintaining she should proceed with caution in regards to admiration declarations from Mr. Darcy. Incredibly modest, at times she doubts her own magnetism yet readers learn Mr. Darcy appreciates her despite her insecurities, uncertainties and despite their minor, but notable, social class differences and differences in economic priviledge. She does not want to easily succumb to Mr. Darcy's advances and enjoys the thrill of denying Mr. Darcy's pining emotions, seeing it as somewhat of a fun, entertaining game but also as a necessity given her incessant questioning and her pursuit of a well-endowed, stable future life of domesticity. Jane Austen's deep character development, quest for articulation, emphasis on proper etiquette of the generation, vivid passage descriptions and quick-moving plot christen her a leading writer of English Literature during the Victorian Era. Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice is a resounding classic with brash, temperamental characters who are so enthralled with one another they spend day by day ruminating on societal gossip, future liaisons and how these newly-formed unions literally have notable economic, social and psychological effects on their own reputations as well as of the country town they appreciate and as readers learn, truly love. - Review Written by Danielle

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Laura_X Apr 24, 2017

I must learn to be content with being happier than I deserve.

sarag1 Aug 06, 2016

"She is not pretty enough to tempt me."
-Mr. Darcy

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jazzyjasmin646
Jul 26, 2016

" You have bewitched me body and soul" -Jane Austin

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9Teagan27
Jul 05, 2016

"Angry people are not always wise.”
-Jane Austin

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Fongpen
Jun 22, 2016

“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.”

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Fongpen
Jun 22, 2016

“What are men to rocks and mountains?”

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Fongpen
Jun 22, 2016

“I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of any thing than of a book! -- When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.”

SPL_STARR Jun 15, 2015

“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.”

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Coolbeans4
Oct 09, 2013

"I was in the middle before I knew I had begun."

geniusgirl613 Jun 25, 2013

"You have no compassion on my poor nerves."
"You mistake me, my dear. I have a high respect for your nerves. They are my old friends. I have heard you mention them with consideration these twenty years at least."

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SIRENREAD
Apr 02, 2020

Pride and Prejudice is set in rural England in the early 19th century, and follows the Bennet family, which includes five "country" "poor" beautiful sisters who must navigate love and society. Because they have no male heir, Mrs. Bennet is anxious to see all her daughters married. At a ball, the wealthy Charles Bingley takes an immediate interest in the eldest Bennet daughter, the eldest Bennett, Jane. The encounter between his friend Darcy and Elizabeth is less cordial when he slights her during the a dance. The more Darcy and Elizabeth encounter each other their opinions and feelings for one another change and create a satisfying ending.

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jazzyjasmin646
Jul 26, 2016

A journey through the lives of the Bennett's and their quest to find suitors for their five daughters.

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BieberFever108
Nov 30, 2012

Pride and Prejudice is a book about a family, the Bennets, with 5 girls whose nosy mother wants the best husbands for. The story really focuses on Lizzy Bennet, a headstrong and opinionated girl at 23. Young and rich Mr.Bingley comes into town and buys a manor nearby the Bennets household. The girls all want to meet this Mr.Bingley and they do! At the next ball Mr.Bingley comes with a friend, Mr. Darcy. Mr. Bingley asks to dance with Jane, the eldest Bennet sister and they become well acquainted. Due to the lovebirds Mr.Darcy hangs around the Bennets a lot and falls in love with Lizzy Bennet. Yet, his pride is in the way to tell her and because of his pride Lizzy begins to judge his character by the way he acts. Lizzy slowly realizes that she is falling in love with Mr. Darcy but won’t admit it because of her earlier past judgments. Will they get past their Pride and Prejudice to express their love for each other?

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123_its_me
Aug 03, 2012

From the back cover.
Perhaps her best - loved, certainly her most well - known book, Pride and Prjudice is the classic romantic novel. Romance, misunderstandings, finding Mr. Right and finding out who's Mr. Wrong - Pride and Prejudice is as relevant today as it has ever been.
It's the enchanting and enduring story of Lizzy Bennet, one of literature's most engaging heroines, and proud Mr. Darcy, of true love, families, villains, and heroes and, of couse, pride and prejudice.

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LuluY
Aug 15, 2011

A love story of the ages. Mr Darcy finds himself captivated by Elizabeth- but in order for their love to manifest, each must overcome their pride and prejudice.

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