Pride and Prejudice

Pride and Prejudice

Book - 2005
Average Rating:
Rate this:
135
18
17
 …
In early nineteenth-century England, a spirited young woman copes with the suit of a snobbish gentleman, as well as the romantic entanglements of her four sisters.
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2005, c1813
ISBN: 9780143036234
0143036238
Branch Call Number: AUS
FICTION / ADULT
Characteristics: 392 p. ; 20 cm
Additional Contributors: Jones, Vivien

Opinion

From Library Staff

List - Epic Love Stories
bpl_staff Feb 10, 2020

In early nineteenth-century England, a spirited young woman copes with the suit of a snobbish gentleman, as well as the romantic entanglements of her four sisters.


From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment
pacl_teens Sep 11, 2020

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen is a classic romance novel. This book follows the Bennet family and more specifically Elizabeth Bennet. The Bennets live in a time where being married to a wealthy man is the best thing that a woman can do so Mrs. Bennet tries to find eligible bachelors for her daughters. One day a very eligible bachelor, Mr. Bingley moves in near them. When they introduce themselves to Mr. Bingley they meet Mr. Darcy, who is a friend of his. Elizabeth takes a quick disliking to him. But will the disliking turn into something more?

This is the first book I have read of Jane Austen’s and I pleasantly enjoyed it. I loved the plot of this book. It follows a traditional family and their experiences trying to fit into their world. But some parts of the book were boring and it felt like the author was dragging on for a long time. Next, I loved Elizabeth. She was a very different character especially for her time period, she was very outspoken, confident, and headstrong. I liked how she refused to like a man that was disrespectful towards her instead of falling for him. I feel like this was a very eye-opening character. By doing this it leads Darcy to have a huge character development which changes him for the better. Last, I loved the relationship between Darcy and Elizabeth. I liked how in the beginning they did not like each other very much but they eventually were able to change their opinions about each other.

In conclusion, this book is a classic and I think everyone should read at least one of Austen’s books. If you enjoyed Jane Eyre or The Great Gatsby I can almost guarantee that you will enjoy this book as well.
-Eunchae, Grade 10

c
carolwu96
Sep 11, 2020

I decided to reread P&P in preparation for some retellings, and what should I say... This is my fourth time reading the novel and it offers even more than what my fond memory retains! ⁣

I had been told that P&P was a manual of love and marriage, but this time, the book shone as a demonstration of the importance of self-knowledge. ⁣

If one examines the marital satisfaction of our characters from each’s own perspective, we will realize that the level of content directly correlates with that of self-awareness. ⁣

For instance, Lizzy knew that she valued mind over stability, and Charlotte the vice versa, so each made her decision accordingly and was happy with her choice. Mr.Bennet, on the other hand, had thought he enjoyed his wife’s vivacity but evidently underestimated his own need for patience and silence, which became the stem of his frustration (and then he tried to blame her for it).⁣

Unfortunately, there were also a few characters whose need did not coincide with that of anyone else in the novel. ⁣

Mary, for example, knew that she and Mr.Collins could have been spiritually harmonious, but practicality, rather than harmony, had been the latter’s criterion for domestic felicity. We do not know whether Mr.Collins would look back years later, lonely in a marriage in which his partner enjoyed nothing more than banishing him to the garden, and regret not prioritizing spirituality. Perhaps. Perhaps not. ⁣

During this rereading, I was again struck by Lizzy’s wit, Jane’s kindness, Darcy’s gentility and Bingley’s sincerity, each genuine but imperfect in a different way. These characters are themselves lovable, but are made even more vivid by Austen’s language, which simultaneously soothes and stimulates. When I was a child, I used to cup water with my hands and just stare at it, fascinated by the invisible yet tangible substance. As Austen’s language flitted in the young sun during my morning drives, I found myself a child once more.

For more book reviews, visit me on Instagram @ RandomStuffIRead

t
tang88260_0
Aug 29, 2020

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen is an interesting novel. I struggled a bit to understand its complex language, but later I was able to understand it. It focuses primarily on Elizabeth Bennet who learns the difference between superficial goodness in people versus actual goodness. The story revolves around the Bennet family as they try to get one of their daughters married off, while also featuring the social life of said family. It is a good book, and I would recommend it.

a
Anirudh_Kannan
Aug 21, 2020

The story of Pride and Prejudice revolves around Mr. Bennett of Longbourn estate who has five daughters. His property is entailed, meaning that it can only be passed onto a male heir. Since he has five daughters, he does not have any proper inheritance. Thus, it is obvious that one of his daughters will have to marry well to support the rest of the family. This conflict is the main motivation which drives the plot of the story.

One of the most loved novels in the history of English literature, Pride and Prejudice explores themes of marriage, especially marriage for love, not for wealth or class.

Gemini__Librarian Jul 21, 2020

Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice is a witty, tried-and-true, romantic literature composition that encompasses the totality of romantic courtship, marriage, kinship and relations reminiscent of the Victorian Regency Era. The Bennetts are a thriving family with vivacious daughters Elizabeth, Jane, Mary, Catherine and Lydia. Mr. Darcy is a somewhat arrogant, haughty but comely gentleman who spends the majority of the novel trying to successfully court the stubborn and light-hearted Elizabeth. Elizabeth is inquisitive, indecisive and curious, often maintaining she should proceed with caution in regards to admiration declarations from Mr. Darcy. Incredibly modest, at times she doubts her own magnetism yet readers learn Mr. Darcy appreciates her despite her insecurities, uncertainties and despite their minor, but notable, social class differences and differences in economic priviledge. She does not want to easily succumb to Mr. Darcy's advances and enjoys the thrill of denying Mr. Darcy's pining emotions, seeing it as somewhat of a fun, entertaining game but also as a necessity given her incessant questioning and her pursuit of a well-endowed, stable future life of domesticity. Jane Austen's deep character development, quest for articulation, emphasis on proper etiquette of the generation, vivid passage descriptions and quick-moving plot christen her a leading writer of English Literature during the Victorian Era. Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice is a resounding classic with brash, temperamental characters who are so enthralled with one another they spend day by day ruminating on societal gossip, future liaisons and how these newly-formed unions literally have notable economic, social and psychological effects on their own reputations as well as of the country town they appreciate and as readers learn, truly love. - Review Written by Danielle

s
Super_Summer
Jun 23, 2020

Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen, is a classic book. It is about romance but it is also about what marriage was like back in the Regency era. I think the book is quite interesting because there are many twists in the plot. I also liked the ending because it was very satisfying. It may be a little challenging to understand at first because it is written in older English. The book would have been better if it was a bit more engaging at the beginning. It wasn’t until the end that I started to get hooked and wanted to continue reading. Overall, Pride and Prejudice is exciting with the twists but it may be a little hard to understand at first.

m
moyatori
May 23, 2020

A slow burn, but a satisfying one. I was expecting to find more pride and more prejudice in Darcy and Elizabeth, but they turned out to be better people than they might have been set up to be, at least to a modern reader like myself. A memorable classic.

t
taeyunericakang
May 09, 2020

Pride and Prejudice Review
5 stars
ages 16-18
With strong opinions and morals of her own, Elizabeth Bennet has much to say about the world around her. And with the time of marriage nearing for the Bennet sisters, and a new resident in town, Elizabeth struggles to see what is good or bad, with her prejudice and other people’s pride. Starting with Elizabeth’s older sister, Jane Bennet, Elizabeth absolutely adores the relationship between her sister and the new resident in town, Charles Bingley, who is kind and polite towards everyone. He and Jane have built a strong relationship and it is hard to tell whether there will be any conflict between the two. Bingley’s friend, Fitzwilliam Darcy, on the other hand, has been taken in with a bad prejudice by Elizabeth, due to his rude manners, bad attitude, and overflowing pride. This leads to uncertain situations between the two and only time will tell what happens to the pair. With the drama going on between the two oldest Bennet sisters and the new men in their lives, the younger Bennet sisters chase after men of their own. However, the young girls have a hard time determining whether someone seems polite or actually is polite. The book takes turn after unexpected turn amongst the relationships of the characters, and comes to a very unforeseen ending. I really liked how the book took so many unexpected turns. Things I never even would’ve thought of came up and it fit so well with the idea and difference of pride and prejudice. The book definitely kept me on my toes.

k
Kisa_Sohma
May 04, 2020

Downloaded as PDF

ArapahoeChristineS Apr 13, 2020

A perennial favorite for a reason. Although I’m not a romance fan—at all(!), I love the slow burn of this vexing relationship. But what I love most is that in a time where women were completely dependent on their family or husband, Lizzy is fierce. She’s smart, quick, and knows her mind, and is a feminist before that was even a word. Mr. Darcy, even to his surprise, is quickly drawn to this lively and politely opinionated young woman, not for her looks, but because she is awesome!

View All Comments

Quotes

Add a Quote
Laura_X Apr 24, 2017

I must learn to be content with being happier than I deserve.

sarag1 Aug 06, 2016

"She is not pretty enough to tempt me."
-Mr. Darcy

j
jazzyjasmin646
Jul 26, 2016

" You have bewitched me body and soul" -Jane Austin

9
9Teagan27
Jul 05, 2016

"Angry people are not always wise.”
-Jane Austin

f
Fongpen
Jun 22, 2016

“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.”

f
Fongpen
Jun 22, 2016

“What are men to rocks and mountains?”

f
Fongpen
Jun 22, 2016

“I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of any thing than of a book! -- When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.”

SPL_STARR Jun 15, 2015

“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.”

c
Coolbeans4
Oct 09, 2013

"I was in the middle before I knew I had begun."

geniusgirl613 Jun 25, 2013

"You have no compassion on my poor nerves."
"You mistake me, my dear. I have a high respect for your nerves. They are my old friends. I have heard you mention them with consideration these twenty years at least."

View All Quotes

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability
t
tang88260_0
Aug 29, 2020

tang88260_0 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

a
Anirudh_Kannan
Aug 21, 2020

Anirudh_Kannan thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

s
Super_Summer
Jun 23, 2020

Super_Summer thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

p
Penguinreader101
Jul 29, 2019

Penguinreader101 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

s
SonySu
May 15, 2019

SonySu thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

b
blue_dog_8329
Apr 14, 2017

blue_dog_8329 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

g
GDPJodie
Aug 28, 2016

GDPJodie thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

k
Katy_H
Jun 24, 2015

Katy_H thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

f
FAITH BROOKS
Apr 22, 2015

FAITH BROOKS thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

white_swan_315 Mar 29, 2015

white_swan_315 thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

View All Ages

Summary

Add a Summary
s
SIRENREAD
Apr 02, 2020

Pride and Prejudice is set in rural England in the early 19th century, and follows the Bennet family, which includes five "country" "poor" beautiful sisters who must navigate love and society. Because they have no male heir, Mrs. Bennet is anxious to see all her daughters married. At a ball, the wealthy Charles Bingley takes an immediate interest in the eldest Bennet daughter, the eldest Bennett, Jane. The encounter between his friend Darcy and Elizabeth is less cordial when he slights her during the a dance. The more Darcy and Elizabeth encounter each other their opinions and feelings for one another change and create a satisfying ending.

j
jazzyjasmin646
Jul 26, 2016

A journey through the lives of the Bennett's and their quest to find suitors for their five daughters.

b
BieberFever108
Nov 30, 2012

Pride and Prejudice is a book about a family, the Bennets, with 5 girls whose nosy mother wants the best husbands for. The story really focuses on Lizzy Bennet, a headstrong and opinionated girl at 23. Young and rich Mr.Bingley comes into town and buys a manor nearby the Bennets household. The girls all want to meet this Mr.Bingley and they do! At the next ball Mr.Bingley comes with a friend, Mr. Darcy. Mr. Bingley asks to dance with Jane, the eldest Bennet sister and they become well acquainted. Due to the lovebirds Mr.Darcy hangs around the Bennets a lot and falls in love with Lizzy Bennet. Yet, his pride is in the way to tell her and because of his pride Lizzy begins to judge his character by the way he acts. Lizzy slowly realizes that she is falling in love with Mr. Darcy but won’t admit it because of her earlier past judgments. Will they get past their Pride and Prejudice to express their love for each other?

1
123_its_me
Aug 03, 2012

From the back cover.
Perhaps her best - loved, certainly her most well - known book, Pride and Prjudice is the classic romantic novel. Romance, misunderstandings, finding Mr. Right and finding out who's Mr. Wrong - Pride and Prejudice is as relevant today as it has ever been.
It's the enchanting and enduring story of Lizzy Bennet, one of literature's most engaging heroines, and proud Mr. Darcy, of true love, families, villains, and heroes and, of couse, pride and prejudice.

l
LuluY
Aug 15, 2011

A love story of the ages. Mr Darcy finds himself captivated by Elizabeth- but in order for their love to manifest, each must overcome their pride and prejudice.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Recommendations

Subject Headings

  Loading...

Find it at BPL

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top