Pride and Prejudice

Author: Austen, Jane


Jane Austen an English novelist was born on 16th December 1775 in Steventon, United Kingdom. She died on 18th July 1817 at Winchester, United Kingdom.


The novel is about the clash between an aristocratic and rick landowner, Fitzwilliam Darcy and the daughter of a not so rich country gentleman, Elizabeth Bennet. A wealthy gentleman, Mr.Charles Bingley, comes to reside at the Netherland Park estate, close to the home of the Bennet family. Before any other neighbors visited Charles, Mrs. Bennet sends her husband to meet him but he does not inform his family about the visit.

Later Charles Bingley comes along with Fitzwilliam Darcy, a social and charming close friend to a social gathering at Meryton.  Bingley prods Darcy to dance with Elizabeth, but he refuses and makes negative comments on her looks, which she overhears. A strong prejudice develops in Elizabeth against Darcy. At another ball organized at Netherfield, Darcy feels attracted to Elizabeth and asks her for a dance. But to avenge her insults earlier she refuses him. Darcy and Elizabeth confront each other later in Netherland where she approaches him with sarcasm and wit. Darcy who always received flattery from others is charmed by Elizabeth’s frankness. Darcy falls in love with her and eventually, they both succeed in overcoming their respective pride and prejudice.