Pride and Prejuidice is a novel by Jane Austen, first publised in 1813. The story follows the main character Elizabeth Bennet as she deals with issues of manners, upbringing, morality, education, and marriage in the society of the landed gentry of early 19th century England. Elizabeth is the second of five daughters of a country gentleman living near the fictional town of meryton in Hertfordshire, near London.
Though the story is set at the turn of the 19th century, it retains a fascination for modern readers. It has become one of the most popular novels in England literature and receives considerable attention from literary scholars. ‘Pride and Prejudice is also about that thing that all great novels consider, the search for self.