Aloofness: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
In Pride and Prejudice, our Introvert Book Club selection for February 2023, Jane Austen shows us both the appearance and the deeper reality of one classic type of introvert: the aloof person.
In Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, published in 1813, the Bennet family has a serious problem. Its five daughters need to be married off well, and soon, because its modest wealth will pass to a distant male cousin when the family’s father dies. The novel focuses on the romantic entanglements of three of the sisters: Jane, the eldest, amiable and good-hearted; Elizabeth, spirited and sparkling; and Lydia, the youngest, impulsive and superficial.