Jane Austen is one of British literature’s most successful writers. Her enthusiastic writing and specific detailing are one of the many reasons Austen has a broad group of readers. Austen was even quoted by the novelist of that time to have a “talent for describing the involvements and feelings and characters of ordinary life which is to me the most wonderful I ever met with”- Sir Walter Scott (Graham3). Jane Austen ’s proper upbringing and social standing in life, as well as her belief in the importance of social stability and class are clearly expressed throughout her classic novel Pride and Prejudice . Born in 1775 to a scholarly clergyman in rural Hampshire, New England, Austen had a well financially stable and ultimately educational life. Growing up Austen had two very intelligent parents who valued knowledge and provided a learning environment for their 8 children. Austen had a very happy and comfortable home. Replete with the pleasures of country life, genteel society, perpetual reading, and lively discussion of ideas serious and frivolous (Graham 3). The Austen children had ample opportunity to analyze human motivations and relationships; it is not surprising that two of Jane’s brothers and her sister Cassandra all did some writing at one time or another (Reisman8). Living in an intelligent and prosperous home is one of the major similarities in Austen’s novel Pride and Prejudice . In her novel, there are many traits that connect Austen’s personal life to her work. Pride and Prejudice is set in the same environment as in Austen’s life. The Bennet’s from her novel, live in a rural area where they can enjoy the pleasures of country living. The girls are brought up to be intelligent young women by their father, Mr. Bennet…. … middle of paper … … our life together be ordered?” is the central issue of politics. Both the seriousness and the beauty of Pride and Prejudice arise out of Austen’s concern with how to get from sin to justice” (Emsley292). Austen may have had many critics but of all of them she herself was one of the biggest. In her letters to her elder sister Cassandra, Austen revealed some of her self criticism saying that “Pride and Prejudice is too light and bright and sparkling; it wants shade; it wants to be stretched out here and there with a long chapter—of sense if it could be had; if not, of solemn specious nonsense—about something unconnected with the story; and essay on writing, a critique on Walter Scott, or the history of Buonaparte, or anything that would for a contrast and bring the reader with increased delight to the playfulness and epigrammatism of the general stile” (Emsley291).