JANUARY 2013: CELEBRATE THE 200TH ANNIVERSARY OF PRIDE AND PREJUDICE. When Elizabeth Bennet meets Mr Darcy she is repelled by his overbearing pride, and prejudice towards her family. But the Bennet girls are in need of financial security in the shape of husbands, so when Darcy's friend, the affable Mr Bingley, forms an attachment to Jane, Darcy becomes increasingly hard to avoid. Polite society will be turned upside down in this witty drama of friendship, rivalry and love - Jane Austen's classic romance novel. * Voted the nation's favourite book by the British public. * Now a major film starring Keira Knightly. * Adapted for TV in the well-loved 1995 BBC drama starring Colin Firth. * If you like this you might like: Sense and Sensibility.
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Book Review: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen - Reviewed by Romi Foster (15 Jul 2011)
Pride and Prejudice, things that so often make peoples lives the much more difficult. For Elizabeth Bennett's mother, the only thing in her sights is marrying off all her daughters to any rich, and possibly handsome into the bargain, men about. And when Netherfield Court is let to a very handsome and wealthy man by the name of Mr. Bingley, she isn't letting him go without a fight. And then comes Darcy, smouldering and handsome beyond thought, but very rude and careless with his manners.
The family are in for the ride of their life, especially the elder two Bennett sisters...
You can't know Pride and Prejudice without reading the book, and this copy is beautiful!
Author Biography - Jane Austen
Jane Austen was born in Steventon rectory on 16 December 1775. Her family later moved to Bath, then to Southampton and finally to Chawton in Hampshire. She began writing Pride and Prejudice when she was twenty-two years old. It was originally called First Impressions and was initially rejected by the publishers and only published in 1813 after much revision. She published four of her novels in her lifetime, Sense and Sensibility (1811), Pride and Prejudice (1813), Mansfield Park (1814) and Emma (1816). Jane Austen died on 18th July 1817. Northanger Abbey and Persuasion were both published posthumously in 1818.