Pride and Prejudice can claim to be the world’s favourite novel. It was first published in 1813 and since then it has delighted readers around the world.
This book tells how it first came to be written, the struggle to get it published and what the first reactions of readers were like. It looks at the incredible charm of the heroine, Elizabeth Bennet, and at the sexiness of the hero, Mr Darcy. Also discussed are the style of the novel – what was so ground-breaking about Austen’s style? – the vast range of sequels and prequels, and the translations (what happens to Pride and Prejudice when it is re-written in another language?).
Susannah Fullerton looks at the tourism and merchandise connected with this classic book, at the illustrations and covers which have accompanied it, and at the reasons for its lasting popularity. Discover why the world so loves Pride and Prejudice.