“Pride and Prejudice” is a 1813 romantic novel by seminal English author Jane Austen. The story revolves around Elizabeth Bennet, a 20-year-old English woman who, as she matures, must learn the difference between the superficial and the necessary. Elizabeth, her five sisters, and their father live on Longbourn estate, a large property that will not be inherited by any of his daughters when their father dies. Because of this, it is vital that at least one of the daughters marries well as to support her sisters in later life. “Pride and Prejudice” is arguably one of the best-loved novels in English literature, having sold more than 20 million copies. Jane Austen (1775 – 1817) was an English author known primarily for her novels, which critique the 18th century English upper classes and contemporary novels of sensibility. Her use of irony coupled with biting social commentary and realism have led to her wide acclaim amongst scholars and critics, her work contributing to the transition to 19th-century literary realism. Other notable works by this author include: “Sense and Sensibility” (1811), “Emma” (1816), and “Mansfield Park” (1814). Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this book now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially-commissioned new biography of the author.