The Netherfield estate has a new tenant: Mr. Bingley, a young man who is
attractive, rich, and single--much to the delight of his neighbor, Mrs. Bennett,
who wants nothing more than to find suitable husbands for her five daughters.
For Elizabeth, the most independent and rebellious of the sisters, however, Mr.
Bingley is of no interest. Nor, at first, is his friend Mr. Darcy, whom she
dismisses as arrogant and cold. Her opinion of him, though, may yet change. With
its air of comedy and social satire, this novel examines the pressure placed
upon young women in 18th-century England to marry well and is rightly considered