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Pride and Prejudice, published in 1813, is the most popular novel of Jane Austen. Therefore you can find a lot of film adaptions and also a musical of this great piece of English literature.

Mr. and Mrs. Bennet do have five daughters who they want to wed with appropriate young men. Espacially Mrs. Bennet is pretty concentrated on finding a good match for her daughters, while her husband wants his daughters to be happy, in first place.

One day the new and wealthy neighbour Mr. Bingley shows up and Mrs. Bennet does everything to support the possibility that he might marry one of the young ladies. While Mr. Bingley is interessted in the oldest daughter Jane, his also moneyed friend Mr. Darcy keeps an eye on the second oldest daughter Elizabeth. But Elizabeth takes an instant dislike to Darcy after he coldly rebuffs her attempts at conversation and so the problems start to develope because Lizzie, the heroine, is the only one of the daughters who is convinced not to marry except of true love. When she comes to know that Darcy is trying to avoid the relation between Bingley and her sister Jane, she starts flirting with Mr. Wickham. He is an old rival of Darcy and tells her that Darcy wronged him out of jealousy some time ago. Things are developing and Lizzie finds out that Wickham has told her the story from a wrong perception to hide that he was the bad guy.

Elizabeth is told that Darcy paied the marriage of her youngest sister Lydia who has run away with Wickham. When Bingley and Darcy return to the Bennets, Jane accepts Bingley’s proposal of marriage. A last interruption follows by Lady Catherine, Darcy’s aunt, who has a talk to Lizzie and insists that she renounce Darcy because he’ll marry her daughter. Elizabeth refuses and leave the house to go walking on the moors at dawn. There she meets Darcy who has heared of what his aunt has done. He admits his love and Lizzie finally accepts his proposal and assures her father that she really loves Darcy.

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