There are few people whom I really love, and still...

There are few people whom I really love, and still fewer of whom I think well. The more I see of the world, the more am I dissatisfied with it; and every day confirms my belief of the inconsistency of all human characters, and of the little dependence that can be placed on the appearance of merit or sense.

About the Writer

Portrait of Jane Austen (c. 1810). Watercolor and pencil. By Cassandra Austen (1773-1845).
1775 - 1817

Jane Austen was a romantic novelist whose works are some of the most widely read in English literature. While not prolific, Austen's best know works include the beloved novels Pride and Prejudice and Emma that have each inspired many film adaptations. Her plots feature themes of love and marriage, highlighting the role women in the early 19th century and their need to secure position through a marital alliance.

About the Book

Set in Regency England, Pride and Prejudice follows protagonist Elizabeth Bennet and her four sisters as they navigate the complexity of manners and marriage. Widely considered one of the most loved books in history, Pride and Prejudice has inspired innumerable derivative works.

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