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Pride and Prejudice Discussion

Come to Decorah Public Library at 6:30 p.m. Thursday March 13 to discuss Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. Regular and large print books are available for check-out at the front desk of the library.


First published in 1813, Pride and Prejudice follows Elizabeth Bennet as she deals with issues of manners, upbringing, morality, education, and marriage in the society of the landed gentry of early 19th-century England. Elizabeth is the second of five daughters of a country gentleman living near the fictional town of Meryton in Hertfordshire, near London.

Though the story is set at the turn of the 19th century, it retains a fascination for contemporary readers, continuing near the top of lists of "most loved books" such as The Big Read. It has become one of the most popular novels in English literature and receives considerable attention from literary scholars. Modern interest in the book has resulted in a number of dramatic adaptations and an abundance of novels and stories imitating Austen's memorable characters or themes. To date, the book has sold some 20 million copies worldwide.


Call the library at 382-3717 for more information.