The beautiful tactile sensation of this edition of the beloved classic Pride and Prejudice is a vintage collectible edition following the original 1813 spelling and style. Elizabeth is the second of five daughters of a country gentleman living near the fictional town of Meryton in Hertfordshire, near London. In this lovely romance novel, Elizabeth is confronted with issues of manners, upbringing, morality, education, and marriage in the society of the landed gentry of early 19th-century England. Though the story is set at the turn of the 19th century, it retains a fascination for modern readers, continuing near the top of lists of "most loved books" such as The Big Read. 1] It has become one of the most popular novels in English literature and receives considerable attention from literary scholars.