"It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife."
Plot[edit | edit source]
Tells the story about the Bennet family
Characters[edit | edit source]
- Elizabeth Bennet, the protagonist and second child of the Bennet family.
- Mr. Bennet, the owner of Longbourn.
- Mrs. Bennet, his wife.
- Jane Bennet, oldest child of the Benett family.
- Catherine Bennet
- Mary Bennet
- Lydia Bennet
- Fitzwilliam Darcy
- Charles Bingley
Supporting Characters[edit | edit source]
- Lady Catherine de Bourgh
- George Wickham
- William Collins
- Louisa Hurst
- Mr. Hurst
- Caroline Bingley
- Sir William Lucas
- Charlotte Lucas
- Lady Lucas
- Georgiana Darcy
- Colonel Fitzwilliam
- Mr. Gardiner
- Mrs. Gardiner, Mr. Bennets sister and Elizabeths aunt.
Reception[edit | edit source]
Pride and Prejudice is one of the most well known and beloved novels. Many during Austen's time and afterward have praised it.
Notes[edit | edit source]
Pride and Prejudice is written in a style of free, indirect speech like most of Jane Austen's works and has been the subject of many different film and television adaptations over the years. First Impressions is believed to be a first draft of the novel and was written before 1800. This is why many interpret the setting of the novel to be in the late 1790s, as opposed to the Regency period.
Written primarily from the perspective of the female protagonist, Miss Elizabeth Bennet, the reader follows her life and the lives of her sisters and the ever constant pursuit of marriage by nearly all of the female characters, excluding herself.
Give details on critical reception, textual history, dedication, composition, editions, etc.
Includes many important themes: Class, Marriage, Pride, etc.
Adaptations[edit | edit source]
- Pride and Prejudice (1940)
- Pride and Prejudice (1980)
- Pride and Prejudice (1995)
- Pride and Prejudice (2005)
Notes and references[edit | edit source]
- Unpublished work. Found posthumously.
- The English Regency era spans from 1811 to 1820.