Pride and Prejudice is a romantic comedy novel written by Jane Austen in 1813. A classic book with well-written and easy to read. From this book, I notice a lot of human characteristics and I enjoy reading it. I highly recommend it, if you love a romantic novel during the Georgian era. You can listen and read the book with the attached video as well. Enjoy!

Pride and Prejudice follow the life of Elizabeth Bennet, a headstrong, intelligent woman. Taking place in the early 1800's it’s about the pride of a man and the prejudice of a woman. In a time where the only way for a woman to become wealthy, or increase her social status is by marrying, there is the family of Bennets. The fact that the Bennet family has no son and five adolescent daughters, Jane, Elizabeth, Mary, Lydia, and Kitty, are arguably middle-class affects their social behavior. The events begin with the arrival of the Bingley’s in Hertfordshire where the Bennets lived. The Bennet girls and Mr. Bingley were introduced at a dance and right away Mr. Bingley took a liking to Jane. Mr. Darcy is a close friend of Mr. Bingley and is also present in the party. His unusual reserved laconic attitude is taken and understood by the social gathering as improper and pompous, particularly Elizabeth. Ironically, he begins to like her. Events lead Mr. Bingley to fall in love with Jane. However, Mr. Darcy is circumspect and believes Jane isn’t in love but after money, and so tears them apart. Following long periods of no interaction between the families, the Bennets give up hope of Jane’s marriage and are depressed, especially Mrs. Bennet whose sole aim in life is a successful marriage of her daughters. Mr. Collins and Mr. Wickham can be said to be the villains. Their introduction brings about difficulties in the lives of the Bennets, particularly the latter who cheats Lydia, the youngest Bennet, into love and runs away and later demanding money for their marriage, so as to avoid notoriety to the Bennet family. Among these events, Elizabeth is proposed by Mr. Darcy and her, ignorant of the truth and full of hatred towards him, refuses him coldly. However, she later comes to know the true character of Mr. Wickham and Mr. Darcy and regrets her past actions and prejudices. The plot and story are quite simple. The events bring about to the reader the prevalent custom among families, men, and women. “It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife. And, of course, a single woman in search of a good fortune must equally be in want of a husband who has one!” These lines seem true for all the characters in the book, be it Miss Jane, or relatively rich Miss Darcy. The story focuses on the social problems concerning young girls of diverse characters, be it optimistic Jane, prudent Elizabeth, introvert Mary and Kitty, or the ignorant flirt Lydia.