At the turn of eighteenth-century England, spirited Elizabeth Bennet copes with the suit of the snobbish Mr. Darcy while trying to sort out the romantic entanglements of two of her sisters, sweet and beautiful Jane and scatterbrained Lydia.
Free-spirited Elizabeth dislikes Mr Darcy, thinking he is the most conceited man in the world, the moment he looks down on her at a dance. She is in for a surprise, though, as she soon discovers that the proud and anogant Darcy is a well-mannered, caring person. First impressions are not always to be trusted in this witty story of love and marriage.
Elizabeth Bennet is young, clever and attractive, but her mother is a nightmare and she and her four sisters are in dire need of financial security and escape in the shape of husbands. The arrival of nice Mr Bingley and arrogant Mr Darcy in the neighbourhood turns all their lives upside down in this witty drama of friendship, rivalry, enmity and love.
A level 6 Oxford Bookworms Library graded reader. Retold for Learners of English by Clare West.
'The moment I first met you, I noticed your pride, your sense of superiority, and your selfish disdain for the feelings of others. You are the last man in the world whom I could ever be persuaded to marry,' said Elizabeth Bennett.
And so Elizabeth rejects the proud Mr Darcy. Can nothing overcome her prejudice against him? And what of the other Bennet girls – their fortunes, and misfortunes, in the business of getting husbands?
This famous novel by Jane Austen is full of wise and humorous observation of the people and manners of her times.
Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen's witty comedy of manners - one of the popular novels of all time - that features splendidly civilized sparring between the proud Mr. Darcy and the prejudiced Elizabeth Bennet as they play out their spirited courtship in a series of eighteenth-century drawing-room intrigues.
Renowned literary critic and historian George Saintsbury in 1894 declared it the "most perfect, the most characteristic, the most eminently quintessential of its author's works," and Eudora Welty in the twentieth century described it as "irresistible and as nearly flawless as any fiction could be."
Роман «Гордость и предубеждение» - это психологически тонкое, пронизанное изящным юмором, описание общечеловеческих вопросов нравственности, воспитания, отношений в семье и браке, что делает книгу современной в наши дни. Текст сокращён и адаптирован. Уровень Intermediate.