First published in 1813, Pride and Prejudice remains immensely popular and fascinating to modern readers. Jane Austen's novel follows Elizabeth Bennet as she navigates the customs and mores of the gentry of early 19th-century England. Touching upon many themes, the reader becomes immersed in her struggles with issues of manners, upbringing, morality, education, and marriage. Our favorite quote:
“I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading!"
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