Teacher Guide

Pride and Prejudice Lesson Plan

Introduction to Pride and Prejudice

Pride and Prejudice was published in 1813. Jane Austen initially began writing the novel, originally titled First Impressions, in 1796.

Key Aspects of Pride and Prejudice


Jane Austen has written a gentle, romantic, and humorous novel that pokes fun at the social mores of her day.


Pride and Prejudice is set in England. Much of the action takes place in and around the fictional town of Meryton, in Hertfordshire, near London. Action also takes place in Derbyshire, London, and Brighton.

Point of view

The novel is written in third person, from the perspective of an omniscient narrator.

Character development

Elizabeth Bennet and and Fitzwilliam Darcy- Though they take an instant...

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