Jane Austen spins her most famous love story in Pride and Prejudice, a novel of manners.
Summary of the Book
An unpolished country girl, Elizabeth Bennet, is unused to the genteel class behavior. She encounters a handsome man named Fitzwilliam Darcy at a ball and takes him to be an arrogant man. Her belief is strengthened by the troubled relationship between Darcy’s friend and her sister. Yet, a series of comic events forces Elizabeth closer to Darcy, and she is completely smitten by him. This novel of manners pokes fun at the genteel society and life in the late eighteenth century.
About Jane Austen
Jane Austen was an English novelist, best remembered for her works of romance literature. She has also written: Emma, Persuasion, Mansfield Park and Sense and Sensibility.
The current title was adapted into several films, most notably in 1940, starring Greer Garson and Laurence Olivier, and in 2005, starring Keira Knightley and Matthew Macfadyen.