Pride and Prejudice
- Elizabeth Bennet copes with issues of manners, upbringing, morality, education and marriage among landed gentry in early 19th-century England. She is the second-born in a family of five daughters of a country gentleman, living near London. Circumstances require her to seek a marriage of convenience for economic security, but she wishes to marry for love. She is her father's favorite, and least favored in her mother's eyes after Elizabeth refuses a marriage proposal from the proud and wealthy Mr. Collins.