- Author: Jane Austen
- Title: Pride and Prejudice
- Edition: ApeBook Classics (ABC, No. 0001)
- Series: Victorian Writers
- Language: English
- Format: Paperback »
- Pages: 368
- ISBN-13: 978-3-96130-001-3
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Pride and Prejudice has become one of the most popular novels in English literature, continuing near the top of lists of most loved books and selling over 20 million copies.
Set in England in the early 19th century, Pride and Prejudice tells the story of Mr. and Mrs. Bennet’s five unmarried daughters after the rich and eligible Mr. Bingley and his status-conscious friend, Mr. Darcy, have moved into their neighborhood. While Bingley takes an immediate liking to the eldest Bennet daughter, Jane, Darcy has difficulty adapting to local society and repeatedly clashes with the second-eldest Bennet daughter, Elizabeth.
Pride and Prejudice retains a fascination for modern readers, and receives considerable attention from literary scholars. Modern interest in the book has resulted in a number of dramatic adaptations and an abundance of novels and stories imitating Austen’s memorable characters or themes.