Jane Austen’s classic tale of the aloof Fitzwilliam Darcy and the witty, headstrong Elizabeth Bennet has enchanted readers for decades, for which Austen’s sharp writing can be held accountable. Pride and Prejudice begins with the impending arrival of the wealthy Mr. Bingley. The Bennet family is in the unfortunate position of having five daughters and no sons, making it imperative that their daughters marry well, and as such, Bingley’s appearance is cause for great excitement. Bingley and his good friend, the affluent Mr. Darcy, are introduced to the Bennet family, and immediately Elizabeth finds fault with Darcy’s snobbery, lighting a tempestuous relationship between the two. Pride and Prejudice not only explores the developing relationship between Elizabeth and Darcy, but also Elizabeth’s wry perceptions and observations of a lady’s place in 19th century England, and as such, Austen’s novel is no mere love story, but also a fascinating reflection on the society of her time.