Monday, March 23, 2009

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

In my opinion, Jane Austen has worked Pride and Prejudice into a masterpiece. The story starts with a family who lives in Longbourn, the Bennets. There is news of a wealthy young gentleman, Charles Bingley, renting a manor in nearby Netherfield Park. This causes quite a stir in the town, especially at the Bennet household. The Bennets have five unmarried daughters—Jane, Elizabeth, Mary, Kitty and Lydia—and Mrs. Bennet is desperate for them to get married. When a wealthy man visits town it causes quite a stir among the families wishing to get their daughters married, such as the Bennets. The plot of this book follows the daughters and their relationships with people such as Mr. Darcy, Mr. Bingley and Mr. Wickham. While reading this book, you follow them as their relationships grow, fall apart and overcome obstacles.

Kevin C.

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