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Pride And Prejudice

Pride And Prejudice
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Published in 1813, "Pride And Prejudice" is usually considered to be the most popular of Jane Austen's novels.

The story's heroine is Elizabeth Bennet, a 20-year-old who realises how pride can stop people seeing the truth of a situation, and get in the way of their achieving happiness. Austen, who was only 21 when she started writing the book, was critical of the gender injustices present in 19th-century English society. Dubbed as the first psychological novel by some for its depth of characterisation, Pride And Prejudice has it all – love triangles, class divide, vanity, snobbery. And the dashing Mr Darcy!