“I could easily forgive his pride, if he had not mortified mine.”
A classic first published in 1813 portraying the 19th century British lifestyle and mindset, the book has a great hype being Britain’s favourite book and also provides a rich taste of that era mixed with perpetual issues of pride and prejudice prevailing in every society. The story revolves around the mediocre Bennet family of Longbourn in pursuit of securing some wealthy men, to support their family by getting one of the daughters married to one of them since their own estate is entailed. The Bennet family has five daughters with no son so the only concern of their mother, described as a little noisy and foolish lady, is to get her daughters married somehow. Jane, the eldest daughter is the prettiest, sweet and lovely daughter, regarded as a perfect woman by the society whereas Elizabeth the second eldest, protagonist of the story is an exceptionally intelligent, witty and talented girl. She is pretty quick in forming an opinion about everyone and way different than the rest of her sisters. She meets Fitzwilliam Darcy through the love of Jane, Charles Bingley. Initially she finds him really arrogant and proud but eventually the story unfolds in a really surprising manner for her.