Pride and Prejudice

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    Jane Austen

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Mr Bennet of the Longbourn estate has five daughters, but his property is entailed, meaning that none of the girls can inherit it. Since his wife had no fortune, it is imperative that one of the girls marries well in order to support the others on his death. However, Jane Austen's opening line 'It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife' is a sentence filled with irony and playfulness. The novel revolves around the necessity of marrying for love, not simply for mercenary reasons despite the social pressures to make a good (i.e. wealthy) match.


Pride and Prejudice was in Austen's lifetime her most popular novel, and it was the author's personal favorite. The story charts the emotional development of the protagonist, Elizabeth Bennet, who learns the error of making hasty judgements and comes to appreciate the difference between the superficial and the essential. The comedy of the writing lies in the depiction of manners, education, and marriage and money in the British Regency.


Jane Austen (16 December 1775 – 18 July 1817) was an English novelist known primarily for her six major novels, which interpret, critique and comment upon the British landed gentry at the end of the 18th century. Austen's plots often explore the dependence of women on marriage in the pursuit of favourable social standing and economic security. With the publications of Sense and Sensibility (1811), Pride and Prejudice (1813), Mansfield Park (1814) and Emma (1815), she achieved success as a published writer. She published two additional novels, Northanger Abbey and Persuation, and began Sanditon, but died before its completion.


It is a truth well known to all the world that an unmarried man in possession of a large fortune must be in need of a wife. And when such a man moves into a neighbourhood, even if nothing is known about his feelings or opinions, this truth is so clear to the surrounding families, that they think of him immediately as the future husband of one or other of their daughters.

  • 版权页

  • 简 介

  • 1 The Bennets' new neighbour

  • 1 班纳特家的新邻居

  • 2 Jane's illness

  • 2 简生病了

  • 3 Mr Collins visits Longbourn

  • 3 柯林斯先生造访浪搏恩

  • 4 Elizabeth meets Mr Wickham

  • 4 伊丽莎白巧遇韦翰先生

  • 5 Mr Collins proposes twice

  • 5 柯林斯先生两次求婚

  • 6 Elizabeth visits Mr and Mrs Collins

  • 6 伊丽莎白拜访柯林斯先生和夫人

  • 7 Darcy proposes marriage

  • 7 达西求婚

  • 8 Elizabeth Learns more about Darcy and Wickham

  • 8 伊丽莎白加深对达西和韦翰的了解

  • 9 Elizabeth in Derbyshire

  • 9 伊丽莎白在德比郡

  • 10 Lydia and Wickham

  • 10 丽迪亚和韦翰

  • 11 Bingley returns to Netherfield

  • 11 彬格莱重返尼日斐

  • 12 Elizabeth and Darcy

  • 12 伊丽莎白和达西

  • Exercises