• Reading Levels 3 - 5

Pride and Prejudice

Jane Austen’s most famous novel is almost universally loved for its classic, clever love story. When Elizabeth Bennet overhears Fitzwilliam Darcy refer to her as “tolerable; but not handsome enough to tempt me”, the die is cast — and they spend the rest of the novel navigating more misunderstandings and complicated emotions. Finally, of course, they reach an understanding and live happily ever after. But Pride and Prejudice is more than a love story: it is a light-hearted commentary on wealth, class, family, duty, communication and women’s place in society. And Austen conveys all this with warm characters, vivid storytelling and a sharp, satirical wit.

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