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Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Summary: Pride and Prejudice draws us into the 19th-century story of the Bennet family, following their fortunes and quite frequently, their misfortunes. For in this book of manners, a good match (marrying rich) is held by some to be the only thing of import. The heroine - the willful and spirited Elizabeth Bennet, cannot bring herself to believe that financial security will adequately replace love. Mr. Bennet is as ironic as Mrs. Bennet is frivolous, and their five daughters are caught in between, either playing along perfectly or sensibly remaining silent.
Jane Austen's witty and charming writing style compliments the storyline in such a way as to fit together all of its aspects like a clever puzzle. For precisely this reason, Pride and Prejudice is still widely read and studied in this modern age.
Quote: "It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife."
Age: Older Youth+
Recommended by: Shelby
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