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Well Read Company Book Reviews: Pride and Prejudice

Well Read Company Book Reviews: Pride and Prejudice

The nights are getting longer, the days gloomier, and it's common for our moods to start to dip as the sun disappears behind heavy clouds. I don’t know about you, but there’s one thing I always look forward to as the seasons turn to Autumn: it’s historical fiction time! There is nothing better than delving into the comforting world of Austen during these grey days, and escaping to a time of courtship and gossip. 

Austen’s Pride and Prejudice remains one of the most beloved historical novels of all time. It hardly needs an introduction: from Elizabeth Bennet’s early-feminist confidence, to Mr Darcy’s iconic emotional stiffness, to the joys of the Bennet family. The story revolves around a family of five sisters who are aiming to meet wealthy men to advance their own social positions. Austen brings drawing room whispers and ballroom glances into close proximity, showing the complicated minutia of social interaction at this time. Celebrate Austen’s ingenuity with our classic design, featuring Hugh Thomson’s beautiful 1813 original cover artwork.  

“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.”

This famous story is celebrated with our gorgeous design, which is printed on to our famous handbag that looks like a book. Grab your book bag or purse for the bookworm in your life before they all sell out!

The fact that Austen’s masterpiece remains relatable over 200 years later is a remarkable feat! We can still see ourselves in Elizabeth’s independence and her strong bond with her sister Jane. It is bound to remain a beloved classic for generations to come. 

“I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of any thing than of a book! -- When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.”