Pride and Prejudice tells the hilarious story of Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy, arguably the most popular fictional couple in English literature. Mr. Bingley, a wealthy bachelor, has moved along with his friend Mr. Darcy in the neighbourhood of Mr. and Mrs. Bennet who have five unmarried daughters. One day Jane, the eldest Bennet girl, pays a visit to Caroline, Mr. Bingley s sister, when caught in a heavy downpour she catches cold and is forced to stay at Mr. Bingley s. Elizabeth, her sister, comes to Mr. Bingley s place to nurse her where she meets Mr. Darcy and thus begins one of the most enchanting stories ever told.
Set in regency England of early 19th century, Jane Austen s own time, Pride and Prejudice is a novel of manners. It was first published in 1813. It s been over two hundred years, yet it is ever growing in popularity. It has also been adopted for stage and film on many occasions.