This is one of Dickens's parable stories centered on the fortunes of a family during the French Revolution as society is crumbling. This novel places society's regeneration in friendship, the family, and heroic self-sacrifice, each of which is based on love.
Jane Austen's most popular and well-known work, Pride and Prejudice follows Elizabeth Bennet and her sisters as they navigate the social milieu of provincial 18th-century England. With ironic plot twists, the young men and women in the novel find love and marriage in forms ultimately appropriate to their respective characters. Austen's belief in rationalism triumphs in the union of Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy, as the two come to respect each other's character and forgive each other's faults. The nov... more info>>