Jane Austen's Pride & Prejudice was published on this day over two hundred years ago - 28th January 1813. It remains one of the most iconic pieces of literature ever written, and for good reason too! To celebrate the publication of one of our all time favourite books, we thought it would be fun to put together a list of ten of its best (in our opinion) quotes.
"We seem to have been designed for each other."
"To be fond of dancing was a certain step towards falling in love."
"You have bewitched me, body and soul, and I love... I love... I love you."
"Do not consider me now as an elegant female, intending to play you, but as a rational creature, speaking the truth from from her heart."
"In vain have I struggled. It will not do. My feelings will not be repressed. You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you."
"A lady's imagination is very rapid; it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony in a moment."
"It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife."
"There is a stubbornness about me that never can bear to be frightened at will of others. My courage always rises at every attempt to intimidate me."
"I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of any thing than of a book."
"Vanity and pride are different things... A person may be proud without being vain. Pride relates more to our opinion of ourselves; vanity, to what we would have others think of us."
Big fan of Pride & Prejudice too? All of the book page prints above are available on our website along with this personalised foil edition of the book too. You can take a closer look at that right here.