Pride and Prejudice Author:Jane Austen Pride and Prejudice is a story of how Elizabeth overcame her prejudice and Darcy overcame his pride so that the two could realize the love they felt, and could be married. Darcy's pride has been thought by some readers to make him an unpardonable lover, Jane Austen did not think so. Until he has fallen completely in love, he has enough excuse... more » for not wishing to marry a girl who has a gabbling fool for a mother, silly sisters, uncongenial family connections, and no prospects. Not only a stately young man of any century might have had the same hesitations. Darcy is merely more honest than most young heroes of fiction are permitted to be. Once he has found out that he loves Elizabeth, he conducts himself with heroic disregard for all the discomforts that his loving her may cause him.
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