BBC Audio presents Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen's beloved novel following the five Bennett sisters as they try to find their way in the world.
Gentle, beautiful Jane Bennett, strong-willed Elizabeth and their younger sisters have all been raised by a mother with one goal: to find wealthy husbands for all of her daughters. When Mr Bingley, a bachelor with a sizeable income takes up residence nearby, she thinks he is perfect for her eldest, Jane. However, when Elizabeth meets Mr Darcy their initial impressions of each other are less than favourable...
Starring Patricia Hodge.
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