Pride and Prejudice
For over years, Pride And Prejudice has remained one of the most popular novels in the English language. Jane Austen herself called this brilliant work her "own darling child. Bennet's attempts to marry off her five daughters is one of the best-loved and most enduring classics in English literature. It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife. However little known the feelings or views of such a man may be on his first entering a neighbourhood, this truth is so well fixed in the minds of the surrounding families, that he is considered the rightful property of some one or other of their daughters. Bennet replied that he had not.
Pride and Prejudice , first published on 28 January , is the most famous of Jane Austen's novels and one of the first "romantic comedies" in the history of the novel. The book is Jane Austen's second published novel. Its manuscript was first written between and , initially called First Impressions , but was never published under that title. Following revisions, it was first published on 28 January Like both its predecessors, Sense and Sensibility and Northanger Abbey , it was written in Steventon, Hampshire, where Austen lived in the rectory. The title of the book is taken from a sentence in Fanny Burney's Cecilia; Austen was a reader and admirer of Burney's novels.
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