Teen Review: “Pride and Prejudice” by Jane Austen

Following the Bennet family, especially Elizabeth Bennet, the second of five girls, “Pride and Prejudice” is an entertaining novel with insight into the minds of the prideful upper class and the prejudices formed by the lower-income families. With five daughters and no sons, the small inheritance of Mr. Bennet must go to a cousin. This is a great source of worry to Mrs. Bennet, who cannot imagine what will happened when Mr. Bennet dies and leaves her with no money and five daughters. Because of this, she is devoted to the marrying off of her daughters. When a very rich Mr. Bingley buys a house in their small country town, Mrs. Bennet’s scheming, pushy self throws Jane, her eldest, on him. But it is the story of Miss Elizabeth Bennet and her constant clashing with a very proud Mr. Darcy that keeps you reading. Though this book is old (1797) and written differently than today’s books, it is still just as full of humor and entertaining to read.

Aedan, Central TLLC, 17

"Pride and Prejudice" by Jane Austen book cover

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