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Austen, Jane
New York : Bantam Books, 1981
ISBN 0553213195
This book takes place back in the early 1800's in England.  The social customs of the day are portrayed through the characters in the story.  The story opens as news hits the Bennet family that a new, unmarried man is moving into the area.  The Bennets have five daughters all of marrying age.  Mrs. Bennet is desperate to get her daughters married into well-to-do families.  The arrival of Mr. Bingley gives her hope that one of her daughters will become the new Mrs. Bingley.  Just as Mrs. Bennet hopes, Charles takes a great liking to her eldest daughter, Jane.   Charles introduces his friend Fitzwilliam Darcy to the Bennets.  Elizabeth and Darcy seem destined to be together but through a series of misunderstandings, Elizabeth's prejudice against Darcy, and Darcy's pride, the couple may not find each other.  If you want a romance story set in a far away time, this is the book for you.  I'm sure you will enjoy PRIDE AND PREJUDICE.
SUBJECTS:      England -- Social life and customs -- Fiction
                        Dating (Social customs) -- Fiction
                        Family life -- Fiction
Love stories


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