Pride and Prejudice
Pride and Prejudice is a book from the author Jane Austen who was born in 1775 at Steventon in Hampshire in England. She never married, and she spent her life very close to her family and she died in Winchester in 1817, aged only 42.
Pride and Prejudice originally called First Impressions was published in 1813. The book is full of wise and clever observation of the people and manners of her time.
The book tells the story of a family, the Bennets who have five unmarried girls (Jane, Elizabeth, Mary, Kitty and Lydia), their mommy is totally in despair to marry her daughters.
They attend a ball at which Mr. Bingley is presented, he falls in love with Jane, and Jane with him. However, he has a very close friend called Mr. Darcy who is proud, has a sense of superiority and a selfish disdain for the feelings of others. Although he secretly gets in love with Elizabeth, he is so proud to show it though.
One day The Bennits receive the visit of Mr. Collins, a clergyman who wants to marry the oldest daughter (Jane), but it is not possible because she hopes to marry Mr. Bingley, then Mr. Collins makes a proposal to Elizabeth, who refuses.
Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy face several misunderstandings. Although they love each other, they do not show it because they are very proud. Elizabeth is very hurt because of the things Mr. Darcy did and said and Mr. Darcy has a very bad idea of Elizabeth`s family. Therefore Mr. Darcy listens to his feelings which speaks louder and makes a proposal to Elizabeth who refuses it.
One day the Bennets receive the news that Lydia have ran away with Wickham, a young officer. This situation can bring desgrace to the family, but in secret Mr. Darcy helps the family giving a certain amount of money to Wickham.
After knowing what Mr. Darcy has done for her family, Elizabeth starts to think different of Mr. Darcy and opens her heart to love him. He again makes a proposal, talks to her father and they decide to marry.
You can find two movies based on this book:
Pride and Prejudice (1940) it is an American adaptation directed by Robert Z. Leonard.
Starring Greer Garson as Elizabeth and Laurence Olivier as Mr. Darcy
Pride and Prejudice (2005) a romantic drama American-British movie directed by Joe Wright.
Starring Keira Knightley as Elizabeth and Matthew Macfadyen as Mr. Darcy.
They are movies to all your family.
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