Pride and Prejudice

Pride and Prejudice

Book - 1981 | Bantam classic ed
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Publisher: New York : Bantam Classic, 1981
Edition: Bantam classic ed
ISBN: 9780553213102
0553213105
Branch Call Number: Fiction AUSTEN,J
Characteristics: 344 p. ; 18 cm

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SAPL_Teens Apr 08, 2021

Pride and Prejudice is an 1813 romantic novel written by Jane Austen. The novel follows the character development of Elizabeth Bennet and Darcy, the main characters. Many people have recommended this book to me, while others have told me it is overrated. To be honest, when I first started reading, I was not intrigued. I understood what was going on, but I felt like there was not enough imagery and description about where the characters were (their surroundings, what they were wearing etc…) At the beginning I found this novel quite boring and did not quite connect/relate to it. However, after reading a bit more and becoming more familiar with the characters, I started to enjoy it! I love how Jane Austen developed each character with such detail. Pride and Prejudice explores the importance of marrying for love and not simply for economic gain or social prestige. During the novel’s time, marrying for economical purposes was strongly forced, however Jane Austen had something else on her mind ;) I enjoyed this book and I believe you should give it a chance; it might grow on you? - 3.5/5 stars, SAPL Read It & Review Contributor

AnnabelleLee27 Mar 18, 2021

Clever, insightful, romantic, critical, and foundational literature that is endlessly fun and surprising. A touchstone worth considering and reconsidering over one's lifetime.

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svdeshmukh
Feb 28, 2021

Pride and Prejudice is well-known classic written by Jane Austen. The story explores Elizabeth Bennet and her four sisters as they navigate life in the English countryside. The main conflict in the story arises from the encounters of Elizabeth and a prideful man named Fitzwilliam Darcy, The novel explores themes of love and marriage while providing witty and intelligent commentary on daily life in that period. I listened to Pride and Prejudice on audiobook, and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Austen's writing keeps the readers engaged, and the characters she has written are each compelling in their own way. I thought the dynamic between Mr. Bennet, Elizabeth's father, and Mrs. Bennet, her mother, was particularly amusing. However, at times, the book did drag due to excessive commentary and months of no forward movement in the plot. All in all, Pride and Prejudice was a treat to read and anyone can see why it is considered a classic.

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zainabmaria
Feb 09, 2021

Austen’s beloved novel focuses on the romantic exploits of Elizabeth Bennet and her four sisters. As they grow older, they are encouraged to seek out respectable suitors. The arrival of Mr. Charles Bingley causes a stir within the town, who has brought along a friend, Mr. Darcy. Mr. Bingley is well received and thought to be amiable, he even captures the attention of sweet Jane Bennet. However, Mr. Darcy is perceived as arrogant and prideful, much to Elizabeth’s disdain. Throughout this captivating novel, a whirlwind of unpredictable events begin to unfold.

FVRL_Maple_Ridge Feb 05, 2021

The Maple Ridge Teen Advisory Group (TAG) recommends this book (October/November 2019). Come into the Maple Ridge branch to learn more about joining TAG!

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Zoeyting
Jan 20, 2021

Pride and Prejudice is a romantic classic literature written by Jane Austen, a well-known 18th century writer. This novel contains a sense of wit and talks about the love story between the characters in England. Pride and Prejudice follows the story of four daughters that live in a rural part of England and how they fall in love with men possessing different social status through overcoming pride and prejudice. Throughout the book, Elizabeth, the protagonist, struggles with making decisions on finding true love or marrying for economic reasons. I loved how the novel demonstrated people letting go of their pride and prejudice to love someone who is against the society and family. The part that I dislike is that the plot advances too slowly, so it gets boring in the middle. I recommend this book to people who want to discover a different society in the and to who enjoy romantic stories.

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jenwan914
Jan 11, 2021

Written decades ago, “Pride and Prejudice” remains a prevalent story that was popularized by the 2005 film Pride & Prejudice, and for a rightful reason. This story highlights the stressful crisis of finding a wealthy husband in the 1700s, and provides its readers with an insightful, witty, and intelligent story of the prejudiced Elizabeth Bennet and the prideful Fitzwilliam Darcy. The two snarky characters of the story initially clash head-to-head, before eventually falling in love and becoming an ideal match for each other.

I loved reading “Pride and Prejudice,” as it was such a fun and interesting experience to read about such quirky and unique characters, such as Mr. Collins, Lydia Bennet, Elizabeth Bennet, and Mr. Darcy. Each character had his or her own special perspective on life and romance, and flipping through the pages of this book definitely proved to be a delightful experience. I would recommend this book for anyone who is looking for a romantic, yet insightful and humorous, novel!

For things I did not like about this novel, the plot could be a bit boring sometimes, as there were not many unexpected things that happened. It could feel like a bit of a chore to read sometimes, but it definitely is a classic, so if you’re looking to get more into that-- I would recommend this for you!

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Aashirya
Dec 28, 2020

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen is about the love story of Elizabeth
Bennet and Fitzwilliam Darcy who let their pride and prejudice get it the way of
having a healthy relationship. This novel illustrates how one needs to let go of their
pride and accept another person as they truly are, and the ability to do this and let
go of your pride and prejudice takes defiance, love, and conviction. I really liked this
novel, since it was very captivating to see how two very different people fall in love
in a world of such strict social rules where everyone has their own prejudices. I
would definitely recommend this book to everyone, since it is very fascinating and
exciting.

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AlexaLe
Nov 29, 2020

Jane Austen is known for her outstanding novels, and Pride and Prejudice is certainly one of her greatest. It tells the story of the Bennett family, with 5 daughters who Mrs. Bennett is looking to marry off. Their town becomes excited when the rich, well-mannered Mr. Bingley comes to town and holds a ball. There, one Bennett sister, Jane, catches the eye of Mr. Bingley, while Elizabeth is less than charmed with Bingley’s friend, Mr. Darcy. Darcy is seen as arrogant and obnoxious, and believes Elizabeth to be unattractive. They must overcome both their pride and prejudice of each other as they begin to get to know each other, and navigate through the obstacles society and their families present.

Pride and Prejudice is my favorite novel by Jane Austen, especially because Elizabeth Bennett functions as an iconoclast, a dynamic female protagonist that was uncommon in novels during the 1800s. During a time when people would solely marry for money, it follows a love story between two characters that must overcome one of the greatest obstacles of all: their pride and their opinions. It cautions against excessive pride and prejudice, and reveals the beauty of what can happen when they are defeated.

It is extremely well-written, from the plot to the sentence structure, and is perfect for analysis or simply reading for pleasure. This novel is perfect for those who like love stories in an earlier time period, as it so dramatically differs from many novels today. However, those who do not enjoy stories about romance might not find this to be the most exciting novel. Altogether, this novel is a classic for a good reason, and begins with one of the most quoted lines of all time.

Age rating: 13+
Star rating: 5 stars

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Green_Giraffe_29
Sep 22, 2020

Pride and Prejudice is a classic for a reason! Chock-full of romance, class warfare, and conflict, I quickly fell in love with the protagonist, Elizabeth Bennet, for her wit and dry humor. While the story was slow in parts, the ending is a fantastic culmination of everything preceding it.

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Laura_X Apr 24, 2017

I must learn to be content with being happier than I deserve.

sarag1 Aug 06, 2016

"She is not pretty enough to tempt me."
-Mr. Darcy

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jazzyjasmin646
Jul 26, 2016

" You have bewitched me body and soul" -Jane Austin

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9Teagan27
Jul 05, 2016

"Angry people are not always wise.”
-Jane Austin

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Fongpen
Jun 22, 2016

“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.”

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Fongpen
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“What are men to rocks and mountains?”

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Fongpen
Jun 22, 2016

“I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of any thing than of a book! -- When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.”

SPL_STARR Jun 15, 2015

“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.”

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Coolbeans4
Oct 09, 2013

"I was in the middle before I knew I had begun."

geniusgirl613 Jun 25, 2013

"You have no compassion on my poor nerves."
"You mistake me, my dear. I have a high respect for your nerves. They are my old friends. I have heard you mention them with consideration these twenty years at least."

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SIRENREAD
Apr 02, 2020

Pride and Prejudice is set in rural England in the early 19th century, and follows the Bennet family, which includes five "country" "poor" beautiful sisters who must navigate love and society. Because they have no male heir, Mrs. Bennet is anxious to see all her daughters married. At a ball, the wealthy Charles Bingley takes an immediate interest in the eldest Bennet daughter, the eldest Bennett, Jane. The encounter between his friend Darcy and Elizabeth is less cordial when he slights her during the a dance. The more Darcy and Elizabeth encounter each other their opinions and feelings for one another change and create a satisfying ending.

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jazzyjasmin646
Jul 26, 2016

A journey through the lives of the Bennett's and their quest to find suitors for their five daughters.

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BieberFever108
Nov 30, 2012

Pride and Prejudice is a book about a family, the Bennets, with 5 girls whose nosy mother wants the best husbands for. The story really focuses on Lizzy Bennet, a headstrong and opinionated girl at 23. Young and rich Mr.Bingley comes into town and buys a manor nearby the Bennets household. The girls all want to meet this Mr.Bingley and they do! At the next ball Mr.Bingley comes with a friend, Mr. Darcy. Mr. Bingley asks to dance with Jane, the eldest Bennet sister and they become well acquainted. Due to the lovebirds Mr.Darcy hangs around the Bennets a lot and falls in love with Lizzy Bennet. Yet, his pride is in the way to tell her and because of his pride Lizzy begins to judge his character by the way he acts. Lizzy slowly realizes that she is falling in love with Mr. Darcy but won’t admit it because of her earlier past judgments. Will they get past their Pride and Prejudice to express their love for each other?

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123_its_me
Aug 03, 2012

From the back cover.
Perhaps her best - loved, certainly her most well - known book, Pride and Prjudice is the classic romantic novel. Romance, misunderstandings, finding Mr. Right and finding out who's Mr. Wrong - Pride and Prejudice is as relevant today as it has ever been.
It's the enchanting and enduring story of Lizzy Bennet, one of literature's most engaging heroines, and proud Mr. Darcy, of true love, families, villains, and heroes and, of couse, pride and prejudice.

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LuluY
Aug 15, 2011

A love story of the ages. Mr Darcy finds himself captivated by Elizabeth- but in order for their love to manifest, each must overcome their pride and prejudice.

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