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7. Theme 2: Bennets and Bingleys and Darcys, oh my! Pride, prejudice, and the class system.

Pride and Prejudice

Jane Austen, 1813
Famous for: Simpering fools, a spunky heroine, perhaps the greatest love story of all time.

What could be more important than how much money you have? Lots of things, at least according to Jane Austen’s book, Pride and Prejudice. That’s right. Just because Austen spent a lot of time in Pride and Prejudice talking about social connections and money and mansions doesn’t mean she was celebrating them. In fact, she was poking fun at them—and developing an important theme about class. Check it out.

 

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