Notes on Jane Austen"s Pride and Prejudice
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Notes on Jane Austen"s Pride and Prejudice

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Published by Methuen in London .
Written in English

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SeriesMethuen"s Study Aids
The Physical Object
Number of Pages56
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17501278M
ISBN 100417211309

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First published in , “Pride and Prejudice” is thought by some to be Jane Austen’s greatest work. The story follows Elizabeth Bennet and the Bennet family through a time of courtship and manners during the British Regency period. The matriarch of the Bennet family, Mrs. Bennet, is determined to find husbands for her five daughters.   Other storylines include the eldest sister, Jane’s relationship with the charming Mr Bingley, and the seemingly disastrous pairing of younger sister, Lydia, with the badly-behaved Mr Wickham. Jane Austen wrote Pride and Prejudice with great humour and wit, and retains its bite two hundred years later. Book Summary When Charles Bingley, a rich single man, moves to the Netherfield estate, the neighborhood residents are thrilled, especially Mrs. Bennet, who hopes to marry one of her five daughters to him. When the Bennet daughters meet him at a local ball, they are impressed by his outgoing personality and friendly disposition.   1. Pride and Prejudice is probably Austen's most famous, most beloved book. One element, the initial mutual dislike of two people destined to love each other, has become a cliché of the Hollywood romance. I'm sure you can think of numerous examples. This book has been described by scholars as a very conservative text.

Pride and Prejudice is a romantic novel of manners written by Jane Austen in The novel follows the character development of Elizabeth Bennet, the dynamic protagonist of the book who learns about the repercussions of hasty judgments and comes to appreciate the difference between superficial goodness and actual humour lies in its honest depiction of manners, education Author: Jane Austen. When Jane Austen wrote Pride and Prejudice, the novel was still a relatively new type of literature. Unlike plays or poetry, English authors had only been publishing novels for about years. Many novels focused on plots about marriage and the family. Samuel Richardson was an important English novelist who contributed to this tradition.   Pride and Prejudice (Contd) Book Details: Authorship: Jane Austen () Publish Year: Number of Chapters: View the Cast of Characters. Book Review of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice Set around the time of the Napoleonic Wars, but making little reference to it, Austen's Pride and Prejudice, as most people know, follows the romance of snooty, unapproachable Darcy and high spirited, generous Elizabeth Bennet.

The threat of a father's death causing a reduced income also overshadows two sisters in Pride and Prejudice, which was published in In Pride and Prejudice, however, that threat of genteel poverty is still just a threat rather than a reality, and Austen focuses instead on how pride and first impressions can lead to prejudice. Pride and Prejudice Setting: Cultural and Historical Background of the Story. The author doesn’t specifically divulge the time at which the novel takes place. Historically, it’s a known fact that Jane Austen had written the book between , but it was only published in Jane Austen was born in Steventon, England, in , where she lived for the first twenty-five years of her life. Her father, George Austen, was the rector of the local parish and taught her largely at home. She began to write while in her teens and completed the original manuscript of Pride and Prejudice, titled First Impressions, between and Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice Chapter Summary. Find summaries for every chapter, including a Pride and Prejudice Chapter Summary Chart to help you understand the book.