Pride and Prejudice is a novel by Jane Austen, first published in 1813. The
story follows the main character Elizabeth Bennet as she deals with issues of
manners, upbringing, morality, education, and marriage in the society of the
landed gentry of early 19th-century England. Elizabeth is the second of five
daughters of a country gentleman living near the fictional town of Meryton in
Hertfordshire, near London.