Pride and Prejudice (Book Review)

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A Book Review of:

PRIDE AND PREJUDICE
By: Jane Austen

II. Setting:

The story happened in England. In Longbourn, the Hertfordshire country town that is a mile from Meryton and twenty-four miles from London in the 19th century.

III. Major Characters:

Elizabeth Bennet – An intelligent and spirited young woman who enjoys studying people's characters. She is the main character of the story.

Fitzwilliam Darcy – A wealthy, proud man who falls in love with Elizabeth and reveals a generous, thoughtful nature beneath his somewhat stiff acts.

Mr. Bennet – Elizabeth's ironic and often apathetic father. He’s unhappily married. He has failed to provide a secure financial future for his wife and daughters.

Mrs. Bennet – Mr. Bennet’s wife, a foolish, noisy woman whose only goal in life is to see her daughters married.

Jane Bennet – The eldest and most beautiful Bennet sister. Jane is more reserved and gentler than Elizabeth.

Charles Bingley – Darcy’s considerably wealthy best friend. Bingley’s purchase of Netherfield, an estate near the Bennets, serves as the impetus for the novel. He is a genial, well-intentioned gentleman, whose easygoing nature contrasts with Darcy’s initially discourteous demeanor.

Lydia Bennet – The youngest Bennet sister, she is gossipy, immature, and self-involved.
George Wickham – A handsome, fortune-hunting militia officer.

Mary Bennet – The middle Bennet sister, bookish and pedantic.

Catherine Bennet – The fourth Bennet sister. Like Lydia, she is girlishly enthralled with the soldiers.

William Collins – a clergyman who will inherit Mr. Bennet's estate when he dies because of a legal stricture known as an entail.

Lady Catherine De Bourgh – Darcy's arrogant aunt, who dominates Mr. Collins and entertains hopes that her daughter will marry Darcy.

IV. Plot:

When Charles Bingley, a rich single…...

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