Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Pride and Prejudice

“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife.” So begins Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen’s witty comedy of manners—one of the most popular novels of all time—that features splendidly civilized sparring between the proud Mr. Darcy and the prejudiced Elizabeth Bennet as they play out their spirited courtship in a series of eighteenth-century drawing-room intrigues. R...


Details Pride and Prejudice

TitlePride and Prejudice
ISBN9780679783268
Author
Release DateOct 10th, 2000
PublisherModern Library
LanguageEnglish
Number of pages279 pages
GenreFiction, Classics, Literature, Historical, Novels, Romance, Historical Romance, Classic Literature, Adult, European Literature, British Literature, 19th Century
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Reviews Pride and Prejudice

  • Hailey (HaileyInBookland)
    2017-03-21
    I finally did it!!!! And I loved it!!!!
  • Stephen
    2010-03-16
    6.0 stars. Confession...this book gave me an earth-shattering Janeaustegasm and I am feeling a bit spent and vulnerable at the moment, so please bear with me. You see, I decided I wanted to get more literated by reading the "classicals" in between my steady flow of science fiction, mystery and horror. The question was where to begin.After sherlocking through my Easton Press collection, I started by pulling out my Dickens and reading A Tale of Two...
  • Elizabeth
    2008-11-30
    This book is quite possibly the most insipid novel I have ever read in my life. Why this book is so highly treasured by society is beyond me. It is 345 pages of nothing. The characters are like wispy shadows of something that could be interesting, the language that could be beautiful ends up becoming difficult to decipher and lead me more than once to skip over entire paragraphs because I became tired of having to stumble through them only to eme...
  • MacK
    2007-08-12
    Where my massive crush on Jane Austen began: alone, on a hot day in Montana, cursing her name.I had to read it for AP English and I could not see the point. Girls need to marry. Girls can't get married. Girls are sad. Girls get married. Girls are happy.I went to school to half heartedly discuss it and waffled and wavered in an effort to please my teacher. Finally she said: "was it good or not, Ben?" "No it wasn't.""Thank you...now read this twent...
  • Zoë
    2012-05-07
    THIS BOOK IS MY JAM. JANE AUSTEN IS MY JAM. I LOVE EVERYTHING ABOUT HER AND THIS BOOK. READ THIS BOOK. THAT IS ALL.
  • Troy
    2009-03-20
    I was forced to read this by my future wife.I was not, however, forced to give it 5 stars.
  • Rolls
    2007-03-07
    "Pride and Prejudice" by Jane Austen started off annoying me and ended up enchanting me. Up until about page one hundred I found this book vexing, frivolous and down right tedious. I now count myself as a convert to the Austen cult. I must confess I have been known to express an antipathy for anything written or set before 1900. I just cannot get down with corsets, outdoor plumbing and buggy rides. Whenever someone dips a quill into an inkwell my...
  • Anne
    2008-02-25
    Critics who consider Austen's works trivial because of their rigid, upper-class setting, wealthy characters, domestic, mannered plots and happy endings are almost totally disconnected from reality, as far as I can tell. What can they possibly expect an upper-middle class English woman to write about in 1813 but what she knows or can imagine? Sci-fi? A history of the American Revolution? A real-life exposé of underage exploitation in the garment ...
  • Richard Derus
    2010-06-24
    Well-loathed books I've re-readRating: 4 very annoyed, crow-feathered stars out of fiveThe Book Report: No. Seriously. If your first language isn't English, or if you're like nine years old, you might not know the story. Note use of conditional. My Review: All right. All right, dammit! I re-read the bloody thing. I gave it two stars before. I was wrong-headed and obtuse and testosterone poisoned. I refuse to give it five stars, though. Look, I've...
  • Ana
    2015-11-26
    “We are all fools in love.” Why didn't I read this book sooner?I must admit, I didn't initially understand all the fuss surrounding this novel. I did not understand why so many millions of readers love it. It seemed to me they were all a bunch of romantic fools. Now that I am 'one of them', I can report back that the Pride and Prejudice fandom is actually full of normal people who care passionately about the characters.I instantly fell in lov...
  • Anne
    2008-11-15
    Mr. Darcy...*swoons*First, we need to clear something up. Colin Firth is the only Mr. Darcy.That other Mr. Darcy was horrible! No, no, no, no, nooooo!Make it stop. Make. It. Stop. Tell the bad man to go away, Mommy!So, quite obviously, the BBC miniseries (in all its 327 minute glory) is the only version that is acceptable. The other movie was such a travesty to this book, that I wept big, fat, angry tears...like the spoiled brat that I am. Or may...
  • Bookdragon Sean
    2016-11-02
    Society, with all its restrictive constructs, is one nasty piece of work. It comes with so many silly rules, so many silly expectations. Those of social station and wealth must be seen to marry someone of the same “worth” regardless of the feelings involved; they must be seen to marry someone on their level of class structure. But what of love? What of passion? Should it be quenched because of these all-encompassing silly constructs? Austen d...
  • April (Aprilius Maximus)
    2014-03-06
    I am so genuinely surprised at the positive experience I had reading this book! I had so much fun reading it and can now understand why people love it so much :3 Let's be real this deserves 5 stars <3Around the Year in 52 Books Challenge Notes:- 9. A book mentioned in another book
  • Jasmin
    2010-05-08
    "I cannot fix on the hour, or the spot, or the look, or the words, which laid the foundation. It is too long ago. I was in the middle before I knew that it had begun." This was Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy's reply when Ms. Elizabeth Bennet asked him when he fell in love with her. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen had put my left out dictionary into good use. I have to admit, I was very slow in the first pages, however, nearing the end, I was like a dri...
  • Otis Chandler
    2006-10-10
    So the other day Elizabeth and I are in the book store and she saw this book, and said she really wanted me to read it. In horror at the thought of reading what I thought was a 'chick book', i immediately countered that she would then have to read one of my favorites: Dune. She agreed!So I read it, and I have to admit, it was good - damn good. Even though there was a serious lack of any gratuitous violence, I tore through it in several days. Aust...
  • karen
    2009-05-27
    it is official: now everyone on the planet has read this book. i was the last holdout, and being the last person (excluding those who are just being born...... now) i am sorry i didnt like it more. i knew going into it that i was not a jane austen girl; i had read two others and thought them bloodless and mercantile. but everyone said to me, "well, you havent read pride and prejudice is why you dont like her." which i thought might be valid. but ...
  • Lizzy
    2014-04-30
    Just a few words to express how I loved Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. So much has already been said, that I feel almost redundant. 'Pride and Prejudice' for me is above all about women’s choices in marriage, or the possibility of love versus choosing for money or social position. During Austen's time, marriage was the only option a woman had, except if she was rich enough to disregard the expectations of society; except if she was willing ...
  • Peter Meredith
    2011-10-24
    18 chapters in... I want that to sink in for a moment... ok. 18 chapters in and NOTHING has happened. I am enjoying her writing style very much, but I also enjoy the back of an occasional cereal box so that may not mean much. We will see.I am sitting here eating a tootsie roll, a Halloween left over, and I can't help notice the similarities between it and the novel Pride and Prejudice. First off, like P and P, the tootsie roll wasn't one of those...
  • Cait • A Page with a View
    2015-09-28
    I know we're all here for this: But I just love EVERY single character so much. The entire Bennet family is hilariously perfect -- I even have this weird fondness for Mr. Collins. Pride & Prejudice retellings will forever be my favorite because there's just so much you can do with these characters.Has anyone written a decent book from Bingley's perspective? Pretty sure he's actually my favorite Austen guy...
  • Bill Kerwin
    2007-07-26
    A quintessential novel of manners. Fine moral intelligence and subtle psychological insight expressed in a straightforward, epigrammatic style. I read it for the first time forty years ago, and I am still half in love with Eliza Bennet.
  • Rosianna
    2008-01-01
    I'm a great believer in the idea that if anyone didn't like this book it's because they didn't read it properly and/or are possessed. In all seriousness, the wit is timeless and Austen should always be remembered as a literary genius, as I hope she will.
  • Nandakishore Varma
    2011-09-27
    If somebody had told me that I'd love a romance before I read this book, I would have laughed derisively.In my late teens, romance was just not my cup of tea: it was meant for (yechch!) - girls. I was happily reading about those brave and hardy men who blew up German castles (during World War II) and evil Communist strongholds (after the war). The only women in those books were beautiful spies or dangerous adventuresses.A few years later, my aunt...
  • Jason Koivu
    2008-11-22
    Will I read Pride and Prejudice again? Yes, a thousand times, yes!Near perfection! P & P is one of those rare gems that weds character, plot and language all in one harmonious marriage. Austen's plotting is so very precise here. It's an absolute pleasure to behold. The timing is impeccable and there is very little, if any, fat in the prose to slow it down. Finding new clues to future plot twists and turns with each reread has reached the level of...
  • Maureen
    2012-07-09
    This was actually a reread for me, I just didn't actively use GR when I read it before!Man I really love Jane Austen. I still don't think this has topped Sense & Sensibility as my favorite, but it's still so GOOD!I think the book does a better job of portraying Darcy in a different light than the 2005 movie, you can actually see his affections changing through some dialogue that isn't in that movie, and you can also see a bit more of the fault of...
  • ★Jasmine☆ [HIATUS]
    2015-04-21
    In view of creating a more pleasant atmosphere, I strongly suggest you read the following review AND the book itself with the most elegant, articulate British accent!***This is by far the best classic literature I’ve read!!!***To begin with, Pride and Prejudice mainly surrounded several families and relatives of the Bennets, depicting their second daughter, Elizabeth’s, love story and all the turning points until she met and settled with Mr. ...
  • Henry Avila
    2012-06-06
    Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen's most famous novel, the story of a man with five unmarried, but attractive daughters, from the oldest to youngest, Jane, Elizabeth, Mary, Catherine and Lydia, 15, in Regency England, during the unending, Napoleonic Wars. When Mr. Bennet is no longer breathing, his beautiful house will be inherited by a distant cousin, in both miles and blood, Mr. Collins, they have never seen (women during that era, loss their pr...
  • Kainat Ijaz 《UNPOPULAR OPINION ALERT》
    2016-08-05
    LMAO! “I could easily forgive his pride, if he had not mortified mine.” Buddy read with my new cousin!!Well, she isn't new, i just met her a few days ago for the first time. Now she hates me because I was just making fun of/ laughing at our dear Mr. Darcy the whole time. Oppps, not my fault that he is a first class jerk! That marriage proposal though! He should be giving lessons on romance and how to make a girl feel special. FULL REVIEW TO ...
  • Steve
    2013-06-20
    It is a truth universally acknowledged, that an author possessing immense talent and a good story to tell, must be in want of a reader like me to bestow upon it the laurels it merits. How else will anyone hear of it?OK, so P&P may not need my help. The word is likely already out. What that means is that I can scurry around the periphery of the story itself, make a few small points, and move on with near certitude that Miss Austen will have an aud...