Pride and Prejudice

by Jane Austen

In Brief

Mrs Bennet has five daughters, all of whom need husbands if their futures are to be secured. The rich and charming Mr Bingley seems perfect for sweet-natured Jane. But will Elizabeth, who has resolved to marry only for love, find anything to like in proud, haughty Mr Darcy?

Why you should read it

Quite simply one of the world’s best loved books, this novel of manners, misunderstanding, marriage and love is exquisitely crafted and perfectly observed. Even after numerous film and television adaptations, this is a story that remains fresh and impossible to resist two centuries on.

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