Pride and prejudice is a novel by Jane Austen, first published in 1813. The story follows the main character, Elizabeth Bennet as she deals with issues of manners, upbringing, morality, education and marriage in the society of the landed gentry of early 19th century England.
Though the story is set at the turn of the century, it retains a fascination for modern readers, continuing near the top of lists of 'most loved books'. It has become one of the most popular novels in English literature and receives considerable attention from literary scholars.
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