Pride and Prejudice

Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen was first published in 1813. The story follows the main character Elizabeth Bennet as she deals with issues of manners, upbringing, morality, education, and marriage in the society of the landed gentry of early 19th-century England. It has many film adaptations and book spin-offs from other authors.

I finished reading Pride and Prejudice on my trip to Europe! (Multiple blogs to follow on that subject soon!) This is hands down my favorite Jane Austen book to read and watch in film adaptations- followed closely by Mansfield Park- which is the next one up. I love the character development of pretty much all of the characters in relation to one another and in their own personal growth. Especially of course in the case of Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy. It’s a story that readers can still relate to today. Jane Austen first titled this novel ‘First Impressions’ which would have been possibly even more fitting- as most of the relationships in the book change very much from the first impression to the end of the story. Both pride and prejudice do play a part though- especially in Mr. Darcy’s character. I think he is the most redeemed, which is probably why so many people love his character, (including myself). I need to stop naming my fish Mr. Darcy though, it seems to be basically a death sentence for them. I think I’m currently in between Mr. Darcy the 7th and the 8th…


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