The romantic clash between prejudiced Elizabeth Bennet and prideful Mr. Darcy is the theme of this masterpiece of Jane Austen. Elizabeth's family and their escapades provide ample occasion for considering the question of different social classes in 19th Century England. The novel ends with two engagements and one marriage. The riveting and moving novel of a wealthy English nobleman who falls in love, against the odds, with a young English woman of a lower class; their tumultuous courtship, the challenges each faces, and the lessons they learn about themselves, their families, etc.
As with all Austen works, a reader looking for quick plot movement and adventure will be disappointed, as the ideas are subtle, but the humor is great and few readers will walk away unmoved.