Teacher Guide: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

When a rich and eligible bachelor, Mr. Bingley, moves into the neighborhood, Elizabeth Bennet and her sisters take an eager interest in his romantic affairs, hoping to be singled out for special attention and saved from a life of spinsterhood. Bingley's best friend, Darcy, twice as wealthy as Bingley himself, takes a reluctant shine to Elizabeth, in spite of his belief that she is beneath him socially. Yet his arrogant slights prejudice Elizabeth against him as their unlikely courtship progresses.