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.
For what do we live, but to make sport for...
For what do we live, but to make sport for our neighbors, and laugh at them in our turn?
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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But after a while she finds that beneath this goodly exterior, all is vanity, the flattery which once charmed her soul, now grates harshly upon her ear; the ball-room has lost its charms; and with wasted health and imbittered heart, she turns away with the conviction that earthly pleasures cannot satisfy the longings of the soul!