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Pride and Prejudice (Bantam Classics)
by Jane Austen

Published: 1983-12-01
Mass Market Paperback : 352 pages
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For over 150 years, Pride And Prejudice has remained one of the most popular novels in the English language. Jane Austen herself called this brilliant work her 'own darling child.' Pride And Prejudice, the story of Mrs. Bennet's attempts to marry off her five daughters is one of the ...
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Introduction

For over 150 years, Pride And Prejudice has remained one of the most popular novels in the English language. Jane Austen herself called this brilliant work her 'own darling child.' Pride And Prejudice, the story of Mrs. Bennet's attempts to marry off her five daughters is one of the best-loved and most enduring classics in English literature. Excitement fizzes through the Bennet household at Longbourn in Hertfordshire when young, eligible Mr. Charles Bingley rents the fine house nearby. He may have sisters, but he also has male friends, and one of these -- the haughty, and even wealthier, Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy -- irks the vivacious Elizabeth Bennet, the second of the Bennet girls. She annoys him. Which is how we know they must one day marry. The romantic clash between the opinionated Elizabeth and Darcy is a splendid rendition of civilized sparring. As the characters dance a delicate quadrille of flirtation and intrigue, Jane Austen's radiantly caustic wit and keen observation sparkle.

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Do you feel that Mr Darcy really loved Elizabeth when he first proposed to her? Why/why not?
What do you feel was the over-riding theme of the novel?
If you were to tag one of the main characters as 'Pride' and another of 'Prejudice', who would it be and why?
by cherylwilliams5 (see profile) 08/19/12

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by cherylwilliams5 (see profile) 08/19/12
Have each person wear the name tag of one of the characters and respond to the discussion question that is presented regarding that character in the novel. Serve tea with tea-time sides. Play ball music from the era as background. Have everyone at the meeting be addressed formally during the meeting. Curtsey upon greetings. I suppose costumes would be too much but sure would be fun.

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by [email protected] (see profile) 01/23/20

Haven’t started but we are organized now

 
  "Forever a classic - for a reason!"by superdi99 (see profile) 08/21/12

This book provides so much opportunity for discussion. It's character rich, has great writing, and is incredibly insightful (even after 200+ years).

 
  "Pride And Prejudice"by jgcolomb (see profile) 08/19/12

Slow at the beginning until I got used to her writing. Then it began to flow and I loved it.

 
  "Pride and Prejudice"by cherylwilliams5 (see profile) 08/19/12

I have seen several versions of the movie but had never read the book and am not sure how I escaped that while in high school. But, I am so thankful to our Aug hostess for choosing it and am so thankful... (read more)

 
  "Pride and Prejudice"by jalison (see profile) 01/02/11

REally liked this book, a classic that doesn't lose anything over time.

 
  "Pride and Prejudice"by treynolds (see profile) 01/30/10

Although I didn't particularly care for this book, many people really love it. I found it a little slow but am glad to check it off my list of stuff I wanted to read!

 
  "Absolutely fantastic!!"by MyTatteredPages (see profile) 10/29/07

This book is funny, witty and full of life! I cannot ever put it down. I've read it a few times and is my favorite Jane Austen book. This one is captivating and is especially good to read in a women's... (read more)

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