Want to read a great book that’s over 200 years old and is still relevant today? Check out Ms. Frye’s Faculty Favorite: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. “It’s funny, definitely romantic and Elizabeth is one of the best female characters I’ve ever read,” says Ms. Frye.
Pride and Prejudice is one of the most-read and most loved books of all time. It’s sold over 20 million copies and has been adapted into various plays, a TV mini series, movies, and book knock-offs.
Stop by the library if you’d like to check out your copy of Pride and Prejudice today. And thanks, Ms. Frye, for your contribution!
“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.”