Hello my beauties, I'm starting a new segment here at Glitter & Roses called: The Ladies Library. These posts will be dedicated to helping you fill your bookshelves with classical stories, empowering self-help guides and adorable coffee table fixtures fit for a classy belle like you. We kick of with the Queen off Classics herself, Jane Austen, with her much loved Pride & Prejudice.
Paperback: 329 pages
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions Ltd; Reprint edition (5 May 1992)
"It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife."
So begins Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen's witty comedy of manners--one of the most popular novels of all time--that features splendidly civilized sparring between the proud Mr. Darcy and the prejudiced Elizabeth Bennet as they play out their spirited courtship in a series of eighteenth-century drawing-room intrigues.
Renowned literary critic and historian George Saintsbury in 1894 declared it the "most perfect, the most characteristic, the most eminently quintessential of its author's works," and Eudora Welty in the twentieth century described it as "irresistible and as nearly flawless as any fiction could be."