The story is set at the turn of the 19th century but it still holds the modern reader with a deep fascination to the main character Elizabeth Bennet in Pride and Prejudice (1819).
There are the issues that Elizabeth, the second oldest of five daughters, has to deal with during the course of the novel, manners, upbringing, morality, education and marriage.
Mr. Bennet is bookish while his wife lacks in social graces and is very concerned for the future fortunes of the family. Lydia is the youngest daughter and follows her mother’s lead, Jane is the eldest and is kind hearted, while Elizabeth shares her father’s keen wit and sarcastic outlook. The family is introduced the Mr. Bingley, a wealthy young bachelor and his friend Mr. Darcy, who has not made a positive impression on anyone.
A dislike grows between Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy throughout the course of the novel, when the Bennet sisters are falling in and out of love and making wrong life choices that bring disgrace to the family.
Pride and Prejudice is the first book in Classics month
Pride and Prejudice can be found in your local library, the website for the Bergen County Cooperative Library System can be found here or at your local Barnes and Noble in Hackensack.
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