‘She is a headstrong and foolish girl, and does not know her own interest.’
Pride and Prejudice is the most-loved work by Jane Austen and it has been widely read. It is one of those books that is on most people’s to-read lists and it is referenced a lot in both the media and conversation. I have had the novel on my shelf for about a year and a half now and I am so glad I finally decided to pick it up. The plot is so much more than a simple love story, Austen explores society, family and how people learn and change. She also manages to wrap us up in her society and transports the reader back in time to a place where societal status and marriage were the issues of the day. Austen has also created one of the great literary heroine’s in Elizabeth Bennet because she challenges the views on society and marriage and is strong, honest and happy in her own skin. Pride and Prejudice is a classic for a reason and I strongly recommend reading it. You can read my full review here.
Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen, first published in 1813, published in Penguin Classics in 1996, this edition first published in the Penguin English Library in 2012, 010, RRP £5.99, ISBN 978-0-141-19907-8