Pride And Prejudice


Pride And Prejudice, Jane Austin

 
Jane Austin was born in 1775 in Stevenson, Hampshire. Her family wasn?t rich but managed to give her a decent education. At fourteen she began to write little plays for home theatricals. She also wrote nonsense story?s to entertain her family. After her father?s retirement they moved to the town of Bath. She was writing First Impression, now called Pride and Prejudice but couldn?t get it published till 1813. Jane led a quiet life and never married. She died in 1817. She has written several novels: Sense and Sensibility(1811), Mansfield(1814), Emma(1816), Northanger Abbey(1818) and Persuasion(1818). Jane Austin published her novels anonymously. It wasn?t till the twentieth century that she became really famous.

Jane used to write about love and money.

WORK:



Pride and Prejudice is the title of Jane Austin?s first novel. It deals with a very proud man and a woman that has too many prejudices.

It isn?t before they both see that they are wrong that they can love each other.

Pride and Prejudice is a romantic novel in which manners are very important. It?s been first published in 1813.

My version: Blackbirds 1992

THEME:



Idea?s and manners can be changed. I don?t know what else to make of it. It?s the only lesson I can find in the novel. I read because I enjoy it, not because I want to be taught life visions.

STORYLINE:

Title: Pride and Prejudice

Author: Jane Austin

[Chapter 1]

Mrs. Bennet tells her husband, Mr. Bennet, to visit the new owner of Netherfield, Mr. Bingley. He is quite rich and he is single which makes him a wanted man with all the girls in the neighbourhood. Mr. Bennet tells her that he won?t be visiting him because he likes to fool around with her. Mrs. Bennet is thinking about their five daughters, Jane, Elizabeth, Mary, Catherine and Lydia. One of them might fall in love with this Mr. Bingley and that would suite her just fine.

[Chapter 2]

Mr. Bennet did visit Mr. Bingley, being one of the first. He didn?t tell his wife or his daughters about is till the evening after the visit. They were all over him, wanting to know everything about Bingley.

His wife praised him to be such a good father and couldn?t stop telling him that she knew he would visit Bingley.

[Chapter 3]

The girls hear from their neighbour, Lady Lucas, what Mr. Bingley is like, for their father refused to tell them. It seems that he was a good looking young man. All of them were looking forward to the next ball. A few days later Mr. Bingley returned Mr. Bennet?? visit. The girls wanted to meet him and he wanted to meet them, but Mr. Bennet avoided that in his own teasing way by talking to him alone.

An invitation for dinner was given and they were turned down for Mr. Bingley had to be in town for a few days. He came back for the next ball, taking his sister and his brother-in-law, Mr. Hurst and his other sister, Miss Bingley, and his best friend, Mr. Darcy who made himself a name as being to pride to talk to anyone besides his acquaintances. At the ball Mr. Bingley danced with Jane twice which was explained as that he likes her more than all the other ladies. Lizzy heard Mr. Darcy talking about herself saying he didn?t think her pretty. Coming home Mr. Bennet was still awake, hoping that his wife would tell him how disappointing she found Mr. Bingley, but instead she told him how font she was of him and how font he seemed to be of Jane. Then she told him about the shocking rudeness of Mr. Darcy.

[Chapter 4]

Jane tells Elizabeth how much she likes Mr. Bingley. They talk about him, he inherited quite some money and two years later he bought Netherfield. He is the opposite of his friend Mr. Darcy. They are both very clever but very different in all their other habits. Jane tells Lizzy that his sisters and Darcy are staying at Netherfield with Mr. Bingley. They all think of Jane as a very sweet girl.

[Chapter 5]

The Lucas? lived near the Bennets. They had a good relation and one of their daughters, Charlotte, was a good friend of Eliza, during a visit from the Lucas?s there was a conversation about Mr. Darcy,