Pride And Prejudice – Jane Austen

Pride And Prejudice was written by Jane Austen in 1813. She is also the author of two other classic books, Sense and Sensibility (1811) and Emma (1816). Sadly, because Jane Austen published her books anonymously, she didn’t receive a lot of fame or recognition for her writing during her lifetime. It was only after her death that she became more famous. And since then, Pride and Prejudice has become so popular that it is consistently near the top of any most-loved book lists ever with over 20 million copies sold!

Pride And Prejudice


Pride And Prejudice PDF Book Cover

Title: Pride And Prejudice

Author: Jane Austen

Published: 1813

Pages: 250

Format: A4 PDF

Release Date: 1 June 1998

Copyright Status: Public Domain In The USA

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Pride and Prejudice Q&A

Why Is Pride And Prejudice So Famous?

Pride And Prejudice is an old-school romantic comedy that is jam-packed with fun, sarcasm, comedy, and romance!

It is the story of the wealthy Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy who is arrogant, bad-tempered, and gloomy. He falls in love with Elizabeth Bennet, who is happy and charming. She however comes from a poor family. Although Mr. Darcy is very wealthy and would normally be considered a catch, Elizabeth can’t stand him and she rejects him! Mr. Darcy has to change his arrogant ways if he would like to win Elizabeth’s heart.

What Is The Moral Of Pride And Prejudice?

Pride And Prejudice teaches the reader that it is important never to judge a book by its cover and to always keep an open mind when you meet someone. By being too proud or judging someone when you meet them you could very well be missing out on getting to know a wonderful person.

In the Pride And Prejudice story, Mr. Darcy dislikes the local people who he assumes are not as intelligent or sophisticated as he is and he treats them coldly. Because Mr. Darcy acts arrogantly, Elizabeth Bennet thinks he is a proud snob and only sees his negative qualities. It takes her a while to get over her prejudice toward him.

What Is The Age Difference Between Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth?

In the Pride And Prejudice story, we learn that Elizabeth is 20 years old. Mr. Darcy is 28 years old so there is about an 8-year age difference between them.

How Old Are The Bennet Daughters In Pride And Prejudice?

Elizabeth Bennet has four sisters in Pride And Prejudice and all the sisters are aged between 15 and 22 years.

  • Jane Bennet: 22 Years Old
  • Elizabeth Bennet: 20 Years Old
  • Mary Bennet: 18 Years Old
  • Catherine “Kitty” Bennet: 17 Years Old
  • Lydia Bennet: 15 Years Old

Is Pride And Prejudice A Love Story?

Yes, it is! It is probably one of the most famous love stories today. And many modern-day stories work around the story which Jane Austen brought to the world so many decades ago.

How Rich Is Mr. Darcy In Today’s Money?

From the Pride And Prejudice story, we learn that Mr. Darcy has an income of £10,000 a year which is a lot in today’s money!

Depending on which method is used to calculate inflation, Mr. Darcy’s £10,000 in modern times varies dramatically: from approximately $990,000 to $16,000,000.  

JASNA | The Economics of Jane Austen’s World

To give you an idea of how wealthy Mr. Darcy is in comparison to the Bennet Family, Jane Bennet had an allowance of £40 per annum.

What Is Mrs. Bennet’s First Name?

Mrs. Bennet’s name isn’t mentioned in Pride And Prejudice and neither is Mr. Bennet’s.

Pride And Prejudice Movies

Pride and Prejudice has been so popular over the decades that there are many movie and series adaptations of the story. Here are a few of the most popular movie adaptations:

  • Pride And Prejudice – 1938 – Starring Curigwen Lewis and Andrew Osborn
  • Pride And Prejudice – 1940 – Starring Greer Garson and Laurence Olivier
  • Pride And Prejudice – 2003 – Starring Kam Heskin and Orlando Seale
  • Bride And Prejudice – 2004 – Starting Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Martin Henderson (a Bollywood Musical adaptation of Pride And Prejudice)
  • Pride and Prejudice – 2005 – Starring Keira Knightly and Matthew Macfadyen
  • Austenland – 2013 – Starring Keri Russell
  • Unleashing Mr. Darcy – 2016 – Starting Cindy Busby and Ryan Paevey
  • Pride And Prejudice And Zombies (yes you read that right!) – 2016 – Starting Lily James And Sam Riley
  • Pride, Prejudice, And Mistletoe – 2018 – Starring Lacey Chabert

While all the Pride And Prejudice movies are worth watching, many fans believe that the best adaptation of the novel was done by the BBC in 1995. This was not a movie but rather a mini-series that remains extremely popular even today. It stars Colin Firth and Jennifer Ehle as Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth.

Pride and Prejudice Trailer (1995)


Pride And Prejudice is a classic novel that remains just as popular today as it has been since it was written and it should definitely be on your to-read list – especially if you are a die-hard romantic! Download a copy of our Pride And Prejudice PDF here.

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