marycatelli (marycatelli) wrote,

Pride and Prejudice

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

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

This is not my favorite Jane Austen -- that's Persuasion -- but then, that's a high bar.   The Bennet family, with five daughters and no sons, and the estate entailed, learn that a neighboring house has been taken by a well-to-do single young man, and indeed, he arrives with a party including his sisters, and another well-to-do single young man.  Meanwhile, a charming young man, not wealthy, has joined the regiment currently encamped in their town.

In a plot involving balls, letters, long walks, a sickness, a tourist trip, a visit to a stately home, a woman whose attractions are her new inheritance, and much more, this comes to a conclusion.
Tags: fiction reviews: mundane, fiction reviews: pre-20th century

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