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Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen

Elizabeth Bennet is the bright, self-assured, and irreverent daughter of a country gentleman of modest means. Fitzwilliam Darcy is the snobbish, disapproving, and very proper nephew of a wealthy landowner. What happens when these two opposites attract? Austen's novel recounts the comic misadventures of two whose stubborn pride and foolish prejudices threaten to keep them forever apart.

Related Readings

"Society" from What Jane Austen Ate and Charles Dickens Knew—social history by Daniel Pool

"The Best Sort of Husband"—short story by Susan B. Kelly

"Austen Boom Shows an Un-American Craving for Civility"—newspaper article by Henry Grunwald

"Habitation"—poem by Margaret Atwood

"Autre Temps . . ."—short story by Edith Wharton

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