A world of words
Today is the 200th anniversary of the publication of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, a story full of wise and humorous observation of the people and manners of her times.
This famous novel describes the legendary romance in which the sparky heroine Elizabeth Bennet catches the eye of wealthy Derbyshire gentleman Fitzwilliam Darcy. But the couple must overcome “pride and prejudice” obstacles before they can be together.
Some facts and figures:
Jane Austen (1775-1817) is the English writer who first gave the novel its distinctly modern character through her treatment of ordinary people in everyday life.She created the comedy of manners of middle-class life in the England of her time.