|1.||Pride and Prejudice|
A novel by Jane Austen first written from 1796 to 1797 and initially called "First Impressions," but not published until 1813, it details the exploits of the Bennet family and their search for suitable husbands for the five Bennet girls: Jane, Elizabeth, Mary, Kitty (Catherine) and Lydia.more...
One of Austen's most famous novels and sometimes called one of the first Romantic Comedies (outside of Shakespeare's plays), it details the sexual and marriage politics of the Georgian period, more specifically, the Regency Era. Since the Bennet estate, Longbourn, is entailed away to the closest male relative on Mr. Bennet's side (the rather vile Mr. Collins), the Bennet girls will have to secure rich husbands. Otherwise, their father's death will essentially leave them relatively penniless and less of a marriage prospect. As a result, the eldest two girls, the beautiful and kind Jane, and the witty and winsome Elizabeth, find themselves involved with the complications of courtship. Through various situations of trial and error, mix-ups, miscommunications, balls, letters, trips to Town (London) and the Lake District, a painful proposal, a scandalous elopement and most importantly, preconceived notions based on wounded pride and prejudiced ideas, the girls eventually secure the affections of the kindly, good-natured Mr. Bingley ("5,000 a year!") and the proud, strikingly handsome but shy and rather intimidating Mr. Darcy (oh my, 10,000 a year!).
Overall, the novel emphasizes the im...
|2.||Pride and Prejudice|
"Pride and Prejudice" is a novel by Jane Austen, published in 1813.
1. The number one cause of teen-suicides in the English-speaking world today.
2. Full of unintended sexual innuendos.
Pride and Prejudice Quotes:
1. "That is capital," added her sister, and they both laughed heartily.
2. "No officer is ever to enter my house again... Balls will be absolutely prohibited, unless you stand up with one of your sisters."