Pride and Prejudice is a novel by Jane Austen, first published in 1813. The story revolves around the main character, Elizabeth Bennet. She is the second of five daughters of a country gentleman named Mr. Bennet, the proprietor of a great house in Longbourn.
Set in England in the early 19th century, Pride and Prejudice tells the story of Mr. and Mrs. Bennet's five unmarried daughters after two gentlemen have moved into their neighborhood: the rich Mr. Bingley and his friend, the even richer and more eligible Mr. Darcy. While Bingley takes an immediate liking to the eldest Bennet daughter, Jane, Darcy (a very serious person with no intentions to fall in love) repeatedly clashes with the Bennets' lively second daughter, Elizabeth. This is how the history of this couple begins.