The original name of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice was First Impressions.
It was renamed and published, anonymously, in three volumes in 1813.
Pride and Prejudice follows the main character Elizabeth Bennet as she deals with issues of morality, education and marriage in early 19th-century England.
It has become one of the most popular novels in English literature, and the book has sold about 20 million copies worldwide.
The novel employs the narrative technique of free indirect speech, and Austen invites the reader to follow events from the character’s viewpoint.