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Pride and Prejudice

Pride and Prejudice is a novel by Jane Austen, first published in 1813. The story charts the emotional development of the protagonist, Elizabeth Bennet, who learns the error of making hasty judgements and comes to appreciate the difference between the superficial and the essential. The comedy of the writing lies in the depiction of manners, education, and marriage and money in the British Regency.

Mr Bennet of the Longbourne estate has 5 daughters, but his property is entailed meaning that none of the girls can inherit it. Having married a woman who had no fortune, it is imperative that one of the girls marries well in order to support the others on his death. However, Jane Austen's opening line 'It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife' is a sentence filled with irony and playfulness. The novel revolves around the necessity of marrying for love, not simply for mercenary reasons despite the social pressures to make a good (i.e.) wealthy match. (from wikipedia.org)

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Pride and Prejudice - wikipedia
Pride and Prejudice is a novel by Jane Austen, first published in 1813. The story charts the emotional development of the protagonist, Elizabeth Bennet, who learns the error of making hasty judgements and comes to appreciate the difference between the superficial and the essential.
Pride and Prejudice (1940 film)
This is a 1940 American film adaptation of Jane Austen's novel Pride and Prejudice, directed by Robert Z. Leonard and starring Greer Garson and Laurence Olivier.

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Pride and Prejudice
The Project Gutenberg EBook of Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen. Read this book online: HTML. Download This eBook. EPUB. Kindle. Plain Text.
Pride and Prejudice
By Jane Austen. The text of this work is in the "Public Domain" in Australia. Table of Contents. Chapter 1. Chapter 2. Chapter 3. ...
Pride and Prejudice
By Jane Austen, 1775-1817. Publisher: London S. Low, Marston. Digitizing Sponsor: MSN. Book Contributor: Robarts - University of Toronto.
Pride and Prejudice
By Jane Austen, 1775-1817. Publisher: London : R. Bentley ; Edinburgh : Bell and Bradfute. Digitizing Sponsor: MSN. Book Contributor: Robarts - University of Toronto.
Pride and Prejudice
By Jane Austen, 1775-1817; illustrated by Hugh Thomson, 1860-1920. Publisher: London : George Allen. Book Contributor: New York Public Library.
Pride and Prejudice
By Jane Austen, 1775-1817. Publisher: London : Dent. Digitizing Sponsor: MSN. Book Contributor: Kelly - University of Toronto.

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Pride and Prejudice, Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Librivox recording of Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen. Read by LibriVox Volunteers. Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text.
Pride and Prejudice, Read by Annie Coleman
Librivox recording of Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen. Read by Annie Coleman. Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text.
Pride and Prejudice, Read by Karen Savage
LibriVox recording of Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. Read by Karen Savage. Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text.
Pride and Prejudice, Read by Elizabeth Klett
LibriVox recording of Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen. Read by Elizabeth Klett. Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text.
Pride and Prejudice, Read by Micah Sheppard and Linda Lee Paquet
This is the fourth LibriVox recording of Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen. Read by Micah Sheppard and Linda Lee Paquet. Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text.