Jane Austen

Pride and Prejudice
  • Pride and Prejudice

  • Jane Austen

    Including an introduction from writer and feminist activist Scarlett Curtis, curator of Sunday Times Bestseller Feminists Don't Wear Pink.

    The only thing in the world that matters to Mrs Bennett, is marrying all five of her daughters to rich, landed gentlemen.

    So when two wealthy young gentlemen move to town, she vows that at least one of her daughters will marry into their fortunes.

    Jane and Elizabeth, her eldest daughters, soon discover that love is rarely straightforward and is often surprising. Because, surely that sullen, quiet, mysterious Mr Darcy can't be more than he seems . . . can he?

    The Sisterhood collection celebrates the best-loved classics, written by some of the best female authors in history for International Women's Day. Read the rest of the collection:

    The Railway Children
    Little Women
    Heidi
    A Little Princess
    Anne of the Green Gables

Jane Austen, the daughter of a clergyman, was born in Hampshire in 1775, and later lived in Bath and the village of Chawton. As a child and teenager, she wrote brilliantly witty stories for her family's amusement, as well as a novella, Lady Susan. Her first published novel was Sense and Sensibility, which appeared in 1811 and was soon followed by Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park and Emma. Austen died in 1817, and Persuasion and Northanger Abbey were published posthumously in 1818.