Happy Birthday Pride & Prejudice

pride&prejudiceToday is  the 202th anniversary of the classic by Jane Austen. One of the great master of English literature,  Austen sold the copyright to Pride and Prejudice to Thomas Edgarton for  £110 but because of favorable reviews he quickly recouped his money and made  approximately £45o for just the first two editions!

While some have claimed Pride and Prejudice is simply a romantic comedy, Austen’s themes of marriage, wealth and commentary on the  class structure of  18th British society have made the novel revered and studied to this day. Whether you loved the book or not, it certainly has endured for a reason.  Is this your favorite Austen title?

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