Pride and prejudice
The story of the Bennet family and of Mrs Bennet's efforts to marry off her five daughters.
In his introduction, Peter Conrad discusses the subtlety of Austen's art and idiom and her telling use of irony to expose the vices and failings of the society which she describes.
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