Book cover - Pride and Prejudice - Author Jane Austen

Pride and Prejudice

Author Jane Austen

  • Release Date: 1813-01-28
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Our score: 4.5
From 23,191 Ratings

Pride and Prejudice Summary

Pride and Prejudice - An Apple Books Classic edition.

Jane Austen’s beloved classic opens with this witty and very memorable line: “It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.” With all the twists and turns of a soap opera, Pride and Prejudice chronicles the drama that ensues when the wealthy bachelor Mr. Darcy moves close to the Bennet family home in the English countryside. The news of his arrival sends the socially ambitious Mrs. Bennet-whose main concern is finding suitable matches for her five daughters-into overdrive.

The book’s main character, the high-spirited Elizabeth Bennet, is a strikingly modern heroine: a woman who refuses to lower her expectations or transform herself to suit society’s norms. Austen’s novel achieves a remarkable balance, serving up barbed criticism of the obsession with money, status, and matrimony even as it draws us into a swoon-worthy love story. At its heart, Pride and Prejudice is a romantic comedy, and a darned great one at that. It’s so much fun to turn the pages and wonder about Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy: Will they or won’t they overcome their excessive pride and initial prejudices to make a happily-ever-after connection?

Pride and Prejudice Review

  • Amazing!! I loved it

    By skdhd sjosd
    This was my first book I ever read by Austen and I LOVE IT.
  • Far better than I expected

    By 8times9
    Although it starts off slow, by the end the characters and story elements wind together into a beautiful tapestry.
  • Amazing

    By NattttyNatNat
    Decided to delete social media and spend the quarantine getting back into books. I picked this one and am so so glad I did. Such a page turner! I found myself so internally excited at certain points could not put it down. It was like stepping into a time machine! I also really enjoyed the convenience of Apple Books allowing you to so easily display word definitions with out truly interrupting the read.
  • Crazy good classic

    By you-got-it-dude
    Such a page turning classic! Good quarantine read
  • Pride and justice

    By Larissa.L.
    I DONT understand the book I started to read like the first couple pages I don’t understand what’s going on at all can someone help me plzzzzz
  • Ok so hear me out

    By From_the_Ashes
    I know that this is a classic, so the rest of the teenagers out there are thinking ‘boring!’ But hear me out. This is pretty much our lives! Sure it’s a bit formal and chaste, but this is so classic that it became a stereotype that we used in elementary and middle schools (remember the ‘you hate her, and she hates you so you guys are totally made for each other’ thing) I mean you will never regret reading this book in the long run. Maybe you’ll regret reading it at a certain time, but you can’t hate it. Unless you’re too dumb to get the humor, then go ahead.
  • Great book!

    By sanderwang525
    I stopped the reading once at my junior year. And I do wish I have read the book before I entered the university. It’s really good book about pride and prejudice.
  • A must read!

    By helpful27
    I don’t read for pleasure but it was surprising how difficult I found myself to put down,
  • Love story with complications

    By chepotle831
    I really loved the story even though I am not one to dive into romance books. This book offered some good love stories: one happy at the beginning, one with a rocky middle story and of course the one that was unexpected. I really liked this novel and it kind of inspired me to go looking for love.
  • A delightful read!

    By 8390cj
    Great book. Highly recommend