Pride and Prejudice

Penguin. Dec. 2002. 448p. pap. $9. ISBN 9780141439518.
Gr 7 Up–Austen’s novel details young woman Elizabeth Bennet’s evolution as she discovers what it means to love and be loved, and navigates her place in society. Set at the turn of the 19th century, the novel centers around the romance between Elizabeth and landed gentry Fitzwilliam Darcy, while exploring topics like family lineage, pride, and social class. This novel is deemed a classic for its themes of women’s empowerment, expression, and the need to survive. It could be an entry point for educators and students to explore these still-relevant issues within the context of the book’s historical time and compare them with the present. Elizabeth and Darcy’s love story has become a longtime classic due to Austen’s wit and understanding of the human condition. As Austen’s most well-known work, it is relatable to young people and adults alike.
VERDICT A Regency-era, satirical romance with themes that have stood the test of time. A staple for all teen collections.

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