Why Is Pride And Prejudice Important

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Pride and Prejudice Jane Austen is one of the greatest novelists of English Literature. She was born in 1775 at Steventon in Hampshire, in the south of England. Her father was Reverend George Austen, who was a well-educated clergyman and who encouraged Austen both in her reading and her writing. She started writing when she was fourteen, and by her early twenties she was already working on the first versions of some of her novels. She did not write about great events, like the French Revolution or the Napoleonic Wars, both of which happened during her lifetime. Such forces were remote from the restricted world that she depicts. She wrote about what she knew best: the daily business of social visits, romantic affairs, and matchmaking. Her six major novels (Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Northanger Abbey, Persuasion) are now classics of English Literature. In my opinion the country houses are the most familiar landmarks in the setting of these novels. I have to agree with McCann (1964.) who states that apart from being decorative, these landmarks serve a vital purpose. I think they are an essential part of Jane Austen’s style. For example in Persuasion, Kellynch is an instrument of the plot, or in Emma, Donwell Abbey is the background of a central scene. It is also important to mention Mansflield Park, where the house serves as the background of the story. Or we could use Sense and Sensibility as an example, where Elinor Dashwood and her family
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