Pride and Prejudice (novel by Jane Austen)
by: Survival In Extremis • 243
Pride and Prejudice is the most famous of Jane Austen’s novels, and one of the first romantic comedies in the history of the novel.
its opening is one of the most famous lines in English literature - ''It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.'
The story charts the emotional development of the protagonist, Elizabeth Bennet, who learns the error of making hasty judgments and comes to appreciate the difference between the superficial and the essential.