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While still a teenager, Jane Austen began writing. When she was 22 or 23, she finished a manuscript and called it First Impressions. In her mid-thirties, she set out to revise it, and in 1813, just a few months shy of her thirty-eighth birthday, the book was finally published. Its new name, however, was Pride and Prejudice.

Although all of Austen's novels place heavy emphasis on finding and marrying a suitable husband, the author herself never married.

Austen pokes fun at several types of people in Pride and Prejudice. The loud, ill-mannered social climbers, as well as members of the upper class who think too highly of themselves, are often ridiculed in her work. One particularly irritating character, however, is Mr. Collins, a man of the church. Another one of Austen's works, Emma, also features a thoroughly dislikable minister. Interestingly, much of Austen's ridicule must have hit close to home - her own father was the rector of a parish.

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Historical Context
Main Characters
Points to Ponder
Did You Know
Plot Summary
Chapters 1, 2, and 3
Chapters 4, 5, and 6
Chapters 7 and 8
Chapters 9 ,10, and 11
Chapters 12, 13, and 14
Chapters 15 and 16
Chapters 17, 18, and 19
Chapters 20, 21, and 22
Chapters 23, 24, and 25
Chapters 26, 27, and 28
Chapters 29, 30, and 31
Chapters 32, 33, and 34
Chapter 35
Chapters 36, 37, and 38
Chapters 39 and 40
Chapters 41 and 42
Chapters 43 and 44
Chapters 45 and 46
Chapters 47 and 48
Chapters 49 and 50
Chapters 51 and 52
Chapters 53, 54, and 55
Chapters 56 and 57
Chapters 58 and 59
Chapters 60 and 61



 






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