Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

This book is definitely my favourite classic. It’s not difficult to get through at all. Once you get used to the diction it’s easy, and it is so entertaining. Austen succeeds in making marriage and family into a hilarious charade. Could not recommend this book more. Everyone needs to pick this book up.

MAIN CHARACTERS:

  • Elizabeth
  • Jane
  • Mr Darcy
  • Mr Bingley
  • Mr Bennett
  • Mrs Bennett
  • Lydia
  • Mr Wickham

THEMES:

  • Pride
  • Prejudice
  • Reputation
  • Love
  • Class

Why read Pride and Prejudice?:

Pride and Prejudice is a compelling tale about sisters, love, heartache and family.

Opening:

The book is set in the early 1800’s and is focused around the daughters of Mr and Mrs Bennett. Mrs Bennett is hell-bent on marrying off her five daughters to wealthy men. , However, one of the girls must marry/live off a male relative to inherit their own house as there is no male heir. Enter the blabbering Mr. Collins, a clergy man who wishes to marry one of his cousins.  Elizabeth, to her dismay, receives a proposal from Mr Collins. She refuses, resulting in her mother disintegrating into a state of hysterics.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) and Jane, the two oldest sisters are at the age to marry, want to marry for love and not to enhance their social standing. The three younger sisters, Mary, Kitty and Lydia are not yet old enough to be out in society.

Middle:

Jane meets the wealthy Mr Bingley at a ball – they fall madly in love. His sister does not approve of Jane.

Elizabeth meets Mr Darcy at the same ball. Mr Darcy is a close friend of Mr Bingley. Elizabeth finds Mr Darcy to be rude and arrogant.

Whilst in town one day a regiment of soldiers pass through: Kitty and Lydia go wild. Elizabeth becomes acquainted with a young officer: Mr Wickham, whom she finds attractive. She senses a lot of animosity between Mr Darcy and Mr Wickham. Mr Wickham recounts awful tales of Mr Darcy to her.

Ending:

What will come of Jane and Mr Bingley’s love? Why is Mr Darcy so mistrusting of Mr Wickham? Will Elizabeth ever find love?

Read it to find out – you won’t regret it.

reading a book

Source: ruinedchildhood.com

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FAVOURITE QUOTE:

“You must know … surely, you must know it was all for you”

I would recommend this book to everyone – 4 out of 5 cup rating.

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This is part 4 in a series of 5.

Part 1 –  Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

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Part 2 – Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë

https://lauranuala.wordpress.com/category/authors-a-z/bronte-charlotte/

Part 3 – Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë

https://lauranuala.wordpress.com/category/authors-a-z/bronte-emily/

Part 5 – Dracula by Bram Stoker

https://lauranuala.wordpress.com/category/authors-a-z/stoker-bram/