And there are still holds on the dang thing. (One of numerous catalog records.)
Step aside, please, Mr Darcy. It’s girls who are the eligible ones now. (The Telegraph, 1/28/2013)
Excerpt: In Austen’s classic novel, published on January 28, 1813 the protagonist Elizabeth Bennet’s entire future is predicated on her being married off to a successful man.
It describes a time when there was little reason to educate daughters for a career as they were expected to marry and be supported by someone else’s son.
Jane Austen's 'Pride And Prejudice' At 200. (NPR, 1/24/2013)
Hollywood "high-concept" synopsis:
FIVE LOVE-HUNGRY SISTERS ----
AND HOW THEY GOT THEIR HUSBANDS!