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book review of pride and prejudice

Zhang Guangyuan

English class 2

Prof. Zhang

Literary Reading

May 15th, 2014

Book review of Pride and prejudice

Pride and Prejudice is a novel of manners by Jane Austen, first published in 1813. The story follows the main character Elizabeth Benet as she deals with issues of manners, upbringing, morality, education, and marriage in the society of the landed gentry of early 19th-century England. Elizabeth is the second of five daughters of a country gentleman living near the fictional town of Merton in Hertfordshire, near London.

The novel centers on Elizabeth Benet, the second of the five daughters of a country gentleman. Mr. Benet is a bookish man, and somewhat neglectful of his responsibilities. Mrs. Benet is a woman lacking in social graces and primarily concerned with finding suitable husbands for her five daughters. Jane Benet, the eldest daughter, is distinguished by the kindness of her attitudes and her beauty; Elizabeth Benet, the second daughter, shares her father's keen wit and occasionally sarcastic outlook; Mary is not pretty, but is studious, devout and musical albeit lacking in taste; Kitty, the fourth sister, follows where her younger sister leads, while Lydia is flirtatious and unrestrained. The narrative opens with news in the Benet family that Mr. Bingley, a wealthy, charismatic and sociable young bachelor, is moving into Nether field Park in the neighborhood. Mr. Bingley is soon well received, while his friend Mr. Darcy makes a less favorable impression by appearing proud and condescending at a ball that they attend. Mr. Bingley singles out Jane for particular attention, and it soon becomes apparent that they have formed an attachment to each other, though Jane does not alter her conduct for him, confessing her great happiness only to Lizzie. By contrast, Darcy slights Elizabeth, who overhears and jokes about it despite feeling a budding resentment.

The opening line of the novel announces: "It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single

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