Pride and Prejudice

Jane Austen

My favourite book for lazy summer days

Pride and Prejudice is a humorous love story set in the late 18th century. The five Bennet girls are constantly reminded by their overbearing mother that their one goal should be to make an advantageous marriage, in order to support the rest of the family. The arrival of the wealthy bachelor Mr Bingley and his friend Mr Darcy turns life upside for this family. Gossip, balls, proposals and more than a few tears feature in this tale that raises questions about love, marriage, class and reputation.

'We are all fools in love' Quotes from Jane Austen's 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.'

'My good opinion once lost is lost forever.'

'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.'

'Had I been in love, I could not have been more wretchedly blind. But vanity, not love, has been my folly.'