“I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of any thing than of a book!”— Jane Austen (in Pride and Prejudice)
Published in 1813, Pride and Prejudice remains one of the most beloved and commonly referenced narratives in all of literature. Originally titled First Impressions, Austen’s novel depicts misjudgments, amusing misunderstandings, and eventual feelings of love and affection. Sound familiar? That’s because Pride and Prejudice has become the prototype of the modern romantic comedy—so it might sound a lot like your entire Netflix queue.
Known for her ability to bridge the gap between romance and realism, the incomparable Jane Austen created elaborate worlds filled with vivid characters and complex relationships. Sometimes they’re so complex that you’ll feel you need a map just to find your way.
Pride and Prejudice is no exception, and so we created this handy character map to help you navigate all the Bennets and the Darcys and beyond.
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Especially for visual learners, this resource is a great accompaniment to reading, and a great way to help you prepare for writing papers or taking exams. Picturing all the characters and their relationships with each other will help you keep track of details like—who is Mr. Darcy’s best friend? Who married Elizabeth’s youngest sister? And who ends up marrying Mr. Collins?