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Pride and Prejudice

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
By: (1775-1817)

Austen’s timeless romantic classic, follows the lives of the five Bennett sisters, who live in a time where an advantageous marriage and social status are considered a fundamental for any woman to stand a fair chance at life. Set at the turn of the 19th century, Pride and Prejudice catches a perfect glimpse not only of a time when women were socially and economically dependent solely on their marital status, but also as an age of enlightenment and witness of the French Revolution.

This romantic novel with its hint of comic references begins with the famous quote "It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife." This famous quotation sets the story into motion as the eligible Mr. Bingley is introduced as he rides into town. The quote also draws in and to some extent reveals the content of the plot to come. Soon the news of the arrival of the well off Charles Bingley finds its way to the ears of the Bennett household. Having five unmarried daughters, the Bennetts are eager to match them up with suitable spouse candidates and see them prosperously married. After attending a ball, Mr. Bingley is instantly attracted to the oldest Bennett daughter Jane and it is fair to say that the feeling is mutual. Such cannot be said about his close friend Mr. Darcy who rudely refuses to dance with the second Bennett daughter Elizabeth. Consequently, Elizabeth’s first prejudice is born as she labels Mr. Darcy arrogant and obnoxious; however, she later learns never to judge a book by its cover and must swallow up her pride to achieve happiness. Pride and Prejudice witnesses the exciting courtships of the Bennett sisters and their suitors, as well as the not so joyful relationships of other characters. As the novel develops the relationships between the characters must outweigh the forces seeking to tear them apart.

Experience the adventures of the Bennett sisters as they face the troublesome issues of manners, social class, family, and marriages in a male reliant society. A story not only portraying the unreliable nature of pride and prejudice, Austen’s classic also paints a vivid image of the past and the woman as a member of society.

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Reviews (Rated: 5 Stars - 10 reviews)

Reviewer: - September 9, 2015
Subject: great
wonderful job, thank you!
Reviewer: - September 9, 2015
Subject: Pride and Prejudice
I love this reader and have been working my way through Jane Austen with her as the reader. I'm starting this book for the second time.
Reviewer: - September 9, 2015
Subject: Awesome book!
I loved this book! Looking for a good romance novel? Read this! Great book
August 25, 2015
Wonderful voice and an excellent novel!
Reviewer: - July 26, 2015
Subject: Pride and Prejudice
I would listen to Elizabeth read the directions of an Ikea instruction sheet. She is a fantastic reader.
Reviewer: - July 23, 2015
Subject: Pride and Prejudice
I loved the reader's interpretation of this book. It was great and I thoroughly enjoyed listening as first time to read this book. I also like that she read at a fast pace so did not take long to read it. Highly recommend.
Reviewer: - July 22, 2015
Author: Jane Narrator:Elizabeth Two main characters: Jane & Elizabeth Excellent book and well read.
Reviewer: - July 15, 2015
Subject: Pride and Prejudice
I quite enjoyed the book, more than I thought I would. The reader was fantastic, she did very well.
Reviewer: - July 15, 2015
Subject: Cute voice & Novel
my favorite story and with this cute voice ... amazing
Reviewer: - April 30, 2015
Subject: Pride and Prejudice
Loved this & thought Elizabeth did a wonderful job as the reader-voice. Would listen to more books that she reads; great book.

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