Pride and Prejudice
Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice
, first published in 1813, follows the main character Elizabeth Bennet. She is the second of five sisters, whose mother frets about them finding suitable husbands. When Mr Bingley arrives in the neighbourhood with Mr Darcy, a story of love and heartbreak ensues.
Pride and Prejudice has become one of the most popular novels in English literature and receives considerable attention from literary scholars. To date, the book has sold some 20 million copies worldwide. Modern interest in the book has resulted in a number of dramatic adaptations and an abundance of novels. Austen's memorable characters or themes have now inspired a stunning BookBench that celebrates this story that people all over the world continue to love. Take your place on this special BookBench and let it inspire you to read for pleasure.
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