There is one classic in specific that regardless of how many times one reads it, one still continues to fall in love with the timeless romance in the novel of Pride and Prejudice. First being titled as First Impressions in 1796, the novel was presented to publisher Cadell who unfortunately rejected Jane Austen’s work without even reviewing it. This pushed Austen into shaping the novel into something more appealing, which caused the original title First Impression to be switch into Pride and Prejudice. This novel went through vary evolutions before it was published on January 28 of the year 1813, around the early nineteenth century.
This romantic tale takes, us, the readers on a journey back into the 19th century where for people in those days it was hard to live because people were only concerned about two things which were wealth and family class. In basis of the novel we are introduced to the Bennet household, whom throughout the whole novel presume a great interest to interact with those of wealthier aspects. Mr. and Mrs. Bennet’s main desire in the novel is to see all of their five daughters joined with a helpmate in holy matrimony. However, for Mrs. Bennet...
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