Pride and PrejudicePride and Prejudice is an romantic novel of manners written by Jane Austen. The novel follows the character development of Elizabeth Bennet , the dynamic protagonist of the book, who learns about the repercussions of hasty judgments and eventually comes to appreciate the difference between superficial goodness and actual goodness. A classic piece filled with comedy, its humour lies in its honest depiction of manners, education, marriage and money during the Regency era in Great Britain. Mr Bennet of Longbourn estate has five daughters, but because his property is entailed it can only be passed from male heir to male heir. Consequently, Mr Bennet's family will be destitute upon his death.
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On this the th anniversary of its publication Pride and Prejudice is an undisputed literary classic, as popular with readers today as it was in Jane Austen began writing novels while still a teenager. The second youngest of seven children, Austen had the good fortune to be born into a family of literary enthusiasts. Like the rest of her family, Jane was an avid reader. A favorite author was Frances Burney , one of the most popular and successful novelists of the late 18th century. Austen, Steventon.