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Updated: Jul 26, 2020

Over 9,700 people downloaded the "Pride and Prejudice" ebook via the Project Gutenberg website from in a span of one week.

On its Facebook page, Project Gutenberg announced that "Pride and Prejudice" was the most downloaded book from June 26 to July 2, with 9,736 downloads.

"Pride and Prejudice" was written by English novelist Jane Austen in 1813. The novel revolves around Elizabeth Bennet, one of the five daughters of a wealthy man who, unfortunately, was duty-bound to pass on his estate only to a male heir.

His family will be destitute upon his death so at least one of his daughters must marry into a wealthy family.

The novel humorously explores the themes of hasty judgments, superficial goodness, manners, marriage, and money.

Meanwhile, rounding up the Top 3 most downloaded e-books on Project Gutenberg during the June 26-July 2 period are: "Alice's Adventure in Wonderland" (7,139 downloads) and "The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes" (4,935 downloads).

Click here to view the Top 100 downloads on Project Gutenberg during that period.

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