Pride and Prejudice - E-Guide

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"It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife."

From the first sentence of the novel, Jane Austen exercises wry irony, humor, and sharp insight into people and relationships at the dawn of England's Regency period, sometime during the Napoleonic Wars (1792 - 1815).

When Mrs. Bennet learns nearby Netherfield Park has been rented to an eligible gentleman, she is determined he shall fall in love with one of her daughters. But the affable Mr. Bingley, who does take a liking to Jane Bennet, has a dour friend in Mr. Darcy, who little likes the Bennet clan and particularly runs afoul of Elizabeth Bennet. Then tragedy strikes when Elizabeth's youngest sister runs away with a young officer.

From the sweetness of Jane, to the insensitive arrogance of Lady Catherine, to the silliness and absurdity of Mr. Collins and Mrs. Bennet, this book is not only a close look at relationships, but a shrewd look at individual pride and failings.

Through Jane Austen's wry and classic novel, Pride and Prejudice, students will learn:

Author Biography: Learn more about Jane Austen.

Before-You-Read Activities: History research, mapping, analysis, character list.

Vocabulary words used throughout the novel, utilizing a variety of activities to stimulate retention and growth.

Literary Techniques: Dialect, fact vs. opinion, humor, irony, in context, dictionary, proverbs, foil, paraphrase, antonym, synonym, foreshadow, compare/contrast, paradox, grammar, analogy, parallelism, hyperbole, cause and effect, contrivance, dilemma, epiphany, comic relief, framework story, flashback, hubris, poetic justice, structure, conflict, point of view, theme, dynamic vs. static, precis.

Moral Lessons and Character Values: Pride, wealth, power, humility, judgmentalism, peace, gossip, prejudice, gentle words, counsel, wisdom, prodigal son, good character, kindness, stewardship, consequences, love forgives and forgets.

Activities and Writing Assignments: Napoleonic Wars, field trips, art, photography, poetry, class discussion, multiple essay choices, creative writing, biography.

Suggestions for Further Reading:  We include an in-depth reading list of more books by the same author(s) and other books that tie in with, or are similar to, Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. Movie suggestions included.

All of the unit lessons are written from a Christian worldview!

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#2 on the Big Read List (UK’s top 200), #4 on The Great American Read, Harvard Classics Shelf of Fiction.  
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Recommended Grade Level:
England, 18-19th Century
British Literature
Study Guide Page Count:
89 pages
Study Guide Author:
Tiffany A. H. Colonna
For the Book By:
Jane Austen


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    Posted by kelly c. on 2nd Sep 2016

    My daughter is really enjoying this book. The study guide is helping her get so much more out the the story.

  • 5
    Love that it is interactive.

    Posted by Kellie S. on 27th May 2016

    Love that it is interactive. Great guide.

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    This is my second study

    Posted by Karla W. on 11th Feb 2015

    This is my second study guide purchase. I love that they cover vocabulary as well as the rest and push students to deeper thinking. A heartbeat to add novels to the classroom!