Pride and Prejudice – Book Review


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Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen has proved to be a source of inspiration for countless movies, books, television shows, and many other mediums of entertainment. Since its publication in 1813, over two hundred years ago, Pride and Prejudice has found itself embedded within the hearts of its readers; and this is not an unworthy status.

The novel follows Elizabeth Bennet and proceeds as her relationship with Mr. Darcy evolves from one of loathing to love. Set in the late 1800s over the course of a year, Austen examines greed, prejudice, class, and many other themes throughout her work. Further, Elizabeth and her four sisters battle societal expectations while balancing romantic relationships with those of friends and family. This book has become a blueprint for many tropes still seen in contemporary romance novels and can be credited for the success of such tropes. 

Overall, without the presence of Pride and Prejudice within English literature, the literary world would be vastly different from the one that can be observed today. 

This novel is perfect for anyone looking for an easy to understand yet masterfully crafted classic. It promises to exceed any expectations placed upon it and is well deserving of the time it takes to read such a novel. Pride and Prejudice is a classic that should be on the list of books everyone has to read at least once.