Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen

Pride and Prejudice

By Jane Austen

  • Release Date: 1813-01-28
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 4.5
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Description

An Apple Books Classic edition.

Jane Austen’s beloved classic opens with this witty and very memorable line: “It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.” With all the twists and turns of a soap opera, Pride and Prejudice chronicles the drama that ensues when the wealthy bachelor Mr. Darcy moves close to the Bennet family home in the English countryside. The news of his arrival sends the socially ambitious Mrs. Bennet-whose main concern is finding suitable matches for her five daughters-into overdrive.

The book’s main character, the high-spirited Elizabeth Bennet, is a strikingly modern heroine: a woman who refuses to lower her expectations or transform herself to suit society’s norms. Austen’s novel achieves a remarkable balance, serving up barbed criticism of the obsession with money, status, and matrimony even as it draws us into a swoon-worthy love story. At its heart, Pride and Prejudice is a romantic comedy, and a darned great one at that. It’s so much fun to turn the pages and wonder about Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy: Will they or won’t they overcome their excessive pride and initial prejudices to make a happily-ever-after connection?

Reviews

  • Must read

    5
    By AcostaCamila
    Beautifully written
  • Fantastic as always

    5
    By Used to love this ap
    This book is of course, a classic. Wonderful as always to read.
  • Cool

    5
    By Animition Verse
    The writing was cool. I think the one with the zombies was cooler but this is fine too.
  • Good one

    5
    By Ngo-Ngo
    🤫
  • My favorite classic of all time

    5
    By __Chiziterem__
    A wonderful read!
  • Pride and Prejudice

    5
    By fricknchick
    Excellent novel!
  • Failed to impress

    2
    By Disappointed owl😢
    I’m not averse to writing from this time period, but finishing this book felt like torture. Characters felt flat and lifeless. To me, this is just a “pretty” book, with an embellished writing style and interesting insights into the time period, but the plot and characters just lacked depth or meaning. Also, I can’t exactly place why, but I found Elizabeth to be such an annoying main character. I know a lot of people like this book, but it was just not for me.
  • Great for lit, great for leisure

    5
    By Californian100
    For a book considered one of the classics, this is one of the ones that are easier and more entertaining to read.
  • Romantic

    5
    By Mari19956
    Most romantic novel written
  • Cold fingers & Cold again

    5
    By ytoytom
    A time of a classic. I wonder the hype about the book. It was one of the best books I’ve read. Would recommend to. Any friend.