On this day in 1813, Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice was published for the first time in the United Kingdom.
The story follows the main character Elizabeth Bennet as she deals with issues of manners, upbringing, morality, education, and marriage in the society of the landed gentry of early 19th-century England. Elizabeth is the second of five daughters of a country gentleman living near the fictional town of Meryton in Hertfordshire, near London.
Even though this novel was written and published two hundred years ago, it is still one of the most well-known and most loved books, always being near the top in voting lists, constant television and film adaptations and, the book has been published countless times since 1813.
Personally, it is one of my favourite books. I love the style, the period it was written. Everything just seems so much simpler then, compared to now when courtship is now a couple of texts and a snap chat. Hardly romantic now, is it?