Elizabeth Bennett is young, clever, and attractive, but she and her four sisters are in dire need of financial security in the shape of husbands. The arrival of the pleasant nice Mr. Bingley and the obscenely arrogant Mr. Darcy in the neighborhood turns all of their lives upside down in this witty drama of friendship, rivalry, enmity, and love.
About the Author
Jane Austen (1775-1817) began writing Pride and Prejudice (1813) when she was 22 years old. She is also the author of Emma (1816) and Sense and Sensibility (1811).
• "Like Irvine Welsh, I am a great admirer of Jane Austen." --Alexander McCall Smith
• "Another question I've been regularly asked over the past year is what models I had in mind when writing Curious Incident. Was it To Kill a Mockingbird? Was it Catcher in the Rye? In fact, the book most often in my mind was Pride and Prejudice." --Mark Haddon