“It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife.”
Does this quote ring a bell? Initially titled First Impressions, published anonymously in 1813 in 3 volumes, Pride and Prejudice is a classic of English Literature that revolves around the relationship between Elizabeth Bennet, the daughter of a country gentleman, and a rich aristocratic landowner, Fitzwilliam Darcy.
No matter how many times you read Jane Austen’s works, you will keep falling in love as if it were your first time reading. If you have only tried the paperback version of the book Pride and Prejudice, it is time for you to download an app that is beautifully designed and crafted exclusively for her fans.
Jane Austen’s World by Jane Austen Project is an iOS app that offers
* Full book text of Pride and Prejudice
* Character Portrait Wall
* Character bios (plus a bio of Jane Austen herself)
* Insightful trivia
* Engaging quotes
* Map of England showing where events took place, with city and town descriptions and more.
The story of Pride and Prejudice revolves around a series of homes and estates, both real and fictional. Netherfield Park is the residence of Mr. Bingley, Longbourn is the home of the Bennets’, Pemberley is Mr. Darcy’s estate, and Rosings is Lady Catherine’s estate. The Map Section of the app shows England with all of these locations; fictional ones placed according to descriptions found in the book as to where they were relative to real cities and towns. Wish to see the description related to a place as depicted in the book? Tap a location and get ready to be amazed.
The homepage of Jane Austen’s World app shows the bio of Jane Austen and all the Pride and Prejudice characters. Touch Elizabeth’s portrait, and you will get to know her residences, income, family, her character description in the words of the narrator and as seen through the eyes of others. In the app, you also will find the biographies of lesser-known characters such as Louisa Hurst, Mr. Hurst, Mrs. Long, Sir William Lucas, Miss Anne de Bourgh, and others.
Set in an older time period, Jane Austen often referred to things by different names than we know them today, or cultural nuances long gone out of style. The Trivia section of the app explains many such terms to understand the book’s context better. And the Quotes section comprises a collection of many of the favorite quotes found in the book, providing a delightful exploration of wit and charm. Each quote identifies both the speaker and to whom the quote was directed.
Though the app includes only Pride and Prejudice, future releases include additional books of Austen – Sense & Sensibility, Emma, Northanger Abbey, Persuasion, and Mansfield Park. Download the app now and dive deep into the literary world of one of the world’s most beloved authors. Share the app with your friends and let them have fun reading the book, again, coupled with beautiful page-turning animations.