You are invited to a ball. Your first thought is:
A young lady of your acquaintance is reputed to have £5000 per year.
Lady Catherine de Bourgh has invited herself to stay.
Your neighbour is in trade.
Your character has been publicly criticised.
Which character from Pride and Prejudice are you?
You are Jane
You see the best in everyone, even your parents. Try Dodie L Smith’s I Capture the Castle.
You are Elizabeth
What will life at the top of society really be like? Try Kazuo Ishiguro’s The Remains of the Day.
You are Mary
Nobody understands your intellectual needs. Try George Eliot’s Middlemarch.
You are Kitty
You’re easily led and need to make your own way in love and life. Try Edna O’Brien’s The Country Girls
You are Lydia
Rules are for other people. Try Audre Lorde’s Zami: A New Spelling of My Name.
You are Darcy
‘Grave propriety’ needs a dash of lightness. Try PG Wodehouse’s Psmith, Journalist
You are Mrs Bennet
Your husband’s sarcasm has worn you down and you need a holiday. Try Jilly Cooper’s Riders.
You are Mr Bennet
Surrounded by women, you’ve never taken them seriously. Try Elif Shafak’s The Forty Rules of Love
You are Mr Bingley
Nice-but-dim, it’s time you learned where your money comes from. Try Jean Rhys’s Wide Sargasso Sea.
You are Mr Wickham
A rotter through and through, and there’s always room for a cad. Try Patricia Highsmith’s The Talented Mr Ripley.