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Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

There are few people whom I really love, and still fewer of whom I think well. The more I see of the world, the more am I dissatisfied with it; and every day confirms my belief of the inconsistency of all human characters, and of the little dependence that can be placed on the appearance of merit or sense.

‐ Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

Vanity and pride are different things, though the words are often used synonymously. A person may be proud without being vain. Pride relates more to our opinion of ourselves, vanity to what we would have others think of us.

‐ Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.

‐ Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

What is the book about?

A group of people who can’t get it together, due to social pressure to behave in a prescribed way

What was good about it?

The twist at the end, when it’s found out that it was the son pressurising the father and not the family friend.

What didn’t you like? (if anything)

Not my normal genre

Did it bring something positive to you?

It helped me see that some story lines are good no matter the subject.

Would you recommend it to others? Why?

Just so you can say “yeah I’ve read it.”