hy is Pride and Prejudice still a popular novel? Do you think that it's even relevant today? Is Pride and Prejudice even relevant in these modern times? Many of the practices that occured in the setting of the novel no longer apply in the 21st century. For example women are now much more independant. Nowadays they are properly educated and can follow prosperous career paths. Marriage is not the only way they can achieve financial stability. Austen was noted for the realism in Pride and Prejudice as the book reflected the society she lived. I can see how people would identify with it THEN. In light of that, why do people still relate to the book and its old-fashioned characters? What makes it so appealing today? If you are a fan of Pride and Prejudice, I'd like to hear why you like it. If not then why do you dislike it? Please use specific examples in your answers. Your contributions will be very useful!  

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The main reason that the book is likely to remain relevant is that it is extremely well written. The opening page or so, for instance, are among the funniest pieces of English prose I've ever read. As long as people continue to care about talented uses of the English language,...

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The main reason that the book is likely to remain relevant is that it is extremely well written. The opening page or so, for instance, are among the funniest pieces of English prose I've ever read. As long as people continue to care about talented uses of the English language, this book will remain "relevant."

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While the dialogue and the behavior of the characters in Pride and Prejudice are a bit dated, its also true that some of the themes in the book are timeless. Love, jealousy, and the complexities that accompany romance are as timely today as they were at the turn of the nineteenth century. It also works on the level of a period novel, which I think is part of the reason so many people adore it.

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People love romance stories.  I think that is one reason the book is so popular.  We are also entranced by Victorian society.  It seems like the period interests us a lot.  The book is also witty, well-written, and has engaging characters.

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