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Pride and Prejudice

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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Few readers have failed to be charmed by the witty and independent spirit of Elizabeth Bennet. Her early determination to dislike Mr. Darcy — who is quite the most handsome and eligible bachelor in the whole of English literature — is a misjudgement only matched in folly by Darcy's arrogant pride. Their first impressions give way to truer feelings in a comedy profoundly concerned with happiness and how it might be achieved. Vivien Jones, in her new introduction to this Penguin Classics edition, shows how their romance is inseparable from the important social and political debates of Austen's time, and describes Pride and Prejudice as "One of the most perfect, most pleasurable and most subtle — and therefore, perhaps, most dangerously persuasive — of romantic love stories."

Synopsis:

Austen's comedy of manners--one of the most popular novels of all time--features splendidly civilized sparring between the proud Mr. Darcy and the prejudiced Elizabeth Bennet as they play out their spirited courtship in a series of 18-century drawing-room intrigues. Reissue.

About the Author

Jane Austen (1775-1817) lived in and wrote about Regency England. She completed six novels, four of which were published during her lifetime.

Vivien Jones is a senior lecturer in English at the University of Leeds.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140434262
Editor:
Jones, Vivien
Introduction:
Jones, Vivien
Author:
Austen, Jane
Author:
Tanner, Tony
Author:
Jones, Vivien
Publisher:
Penguin Classics
Location:
London
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Novels and novellas
Subject:
British and irish fiction (fictional works by
Subject:
Large type books
Subject:
England
Subject:
British and irish
Subject:
Young women
Subject:
Sisters
Subject:
Love stories
Subject:
Courtship
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Sisters -- England -- Fiction.
Subject:
General Fiction
Edition Description:
Revised
Large Print:
Yes
Series:
Penguin Classics
Series Volume:
no. 4056
Publication Date:
19970101
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
7.78x5.07x.77 in. .53 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Austen's comedy of manners--one of the most popular novels of all time--features splendidly civilized sparring between the proud Mr. Darcy and the prejudiced Elizabeth Bennet as they play out their spirited courtship in a series of 18-century drawing-room intrigues. Reissue.
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