Pride and Prejudice is a novel of manners 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 the British Regency. Elizabeth is the second of five
daughters of a country gentleman, Mr. Bennet, living in Longbourn. Page 2 of a
letter from Jane Austen to her sister Cassandra (11 June 1799) in which she
first mentions Pride and Prejudice, using its working title First Impressions.
(NLA) Set in England in the late 18th century, Pride and Prejudice tells the