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When Elizabeth Bennet first meets eligible bachelor Fitzwilliam Darcy, she thinks him arrogant and conceited; he is indifferent to her good looks and lively 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 Austen shows the folly of judging by first impressions and superbly evokes the friendships,gossip and snobberies of provincial middle-class life.
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