Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen

Pride and Prejudice

By Jane Austen

  • Release Date: 1813-01-28
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 24,752 Ratings)

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

  • Love it!!!!!

    5
    By Sgt Grit
    Decided to read a classic and am now obsessed! You will be surprised by how much you will be drawn into the story!!!
  • Leaves you with wanting more

    5
    By Anama8504
    I dare say that this book is now my favorite, I love it and it makes me have more love to it the fact that is not like other romantic stories which I am not a great fan of, thank you.
  • Satisfying conclusion

    4
    By OskarN.Reteep
    I would have liked to see more vivid descriptions, if I had been Austen’s beta reader. But overall, a good read.
  • So good.

    5
    By raw kale
    That’s all. It’s just so good. The wit, the applicability that has persevered to modern times, all of it! I loooove this book!
  • I like it

    5
    By dalal822
    Great novel
  • Pride & prejudice

    5
    By Ko_Toriii
    Amazing!! Mr. Darcy tho😳😳😳😳💦🥵😏😼
  • Jane Austen 🤍

    5
    By spiritualG
    Jane Austen is an elite author. 🤍
  • 👏🏻

    5
    By hestianara
    i loved reading this
  • A Classic for a reason

    5
    By VBladybug
    I’m always happy to read this charming book. It’s cleverly written dialogues & script keeps me coming back to it. The movies made of it hold nothing to the author’s skillful ability to describe characters’s thoughts & dialogue!
  • Exception Book

    5
    By Chikanma
    This has instantly become my favorite book and I will recommend it to anyone. While some of the words were advanced, it was a great vocabulary lesson, as I learned many new words. Wonderful book, wonderful characters. Well done Jane Austen.

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