When Elizabeth first meets eligible bachelor Fitzwilliam Darcy, she thinks him arrogant and conceited; while he struggles to remain indifferent to her good looks and lovely mind. When she later discovers that Darcy has involved himself in the troubled relationship between his friend Bingley and her beloved sister Jane, she is determined to dislike him more than ever. In the sparkling comedy of manners that follows, Jane Austin shows the folly of judging by first impressions and superbly evokes the friendships, gossip and snobberies of provincial middle class life. This edition includes a new chronology, additional suggestions for further reading and the original Penguin Classics introduction by Tony Tanner.
Pride & Prejudice
There's a reason this title consistently appears on bestseller lists around the world. Witty, intelligent and romantic, this book is full of strong independent characters, who still strike a chord with readers 200 years after release. You will be enchanted by this book from the very first chapter. I can't praise Jane Austen highly enough. Reviewed by 52mm
Pride and Prejudice
Pride and Prejudice is personally one of my favourite novels, and certainly the most popular of Jane Austens books. The writing is witty and even hilarious at times, bringing to life some of the most memorable characters of all time, from the overbearing Lady Catherine to the sweeter-than-sugar Jane Bennet. The best thing about this story, though, is the beauty, complexity, and reality of the relationship between the two romantic leads. Through it, they learn about themselves and about each other, thoroughly earning their place on the list of Greatest Fictional Couples in History. This is a must-read for anyone who loves romance, drama, classic literature, or happiness in general. Its certainly less tragic than Romeo and Juliet. Reviewed by Danielle Eatock