Pride and Prejudice

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I have a soft spot for the classics. I love the book Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. Pride and Prejudice is about a family of young women who are eligible for marriage.  There is Jane Bennet, the beautiful and amiable older sister. There is Elizabeth Bennet, the smart and witty second eldest daughter. There is Mary Bennet, the reserved and serious third eldest. There is Kitty Bennet, the frivolous and flighty fourth daughter. Finally, there is Lydia, the silly and flirtatious youngest.  Elizabeth and Jane are two of the main protagonists in the book. As the two eldest, both girls are on the prowl for a husband. That is their mother’s fervent wish–for all of her daughters to find eligible gentlemen to marry.

Enter Charles Bingley and William Darcy. Bingley and Darcy are two wealthy best friends who move into the Bennet’s hometown in Netherfield Park. Bingley starts courting Jane. Darcy humiliates Elizabeth. But Elizabeth and Darcy are drawn together because of Jane’s illness. Darcy grows to love Elizabeth. Elizabeth must put aside past hurts to see behind the Darcy’s grave mask.

What is Pride and Prejudice really about? It is about the social dance between men and women. It is about gossip. Rumors. It is about money, wealth and privilege. It is about The-Haves and The-Have-Nots.

I love this book because if you read between the lines, you can learn a lot about people.

Read the book if you have some spare time.

That’s it for now.

Yours with love,

Ava Lily Porter

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