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Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen, is part of the Barnes & Noble Classics series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of Barnes & Noble Classics:
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'It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife.' Thus memorably begins Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, one of the world's most popular novels. Pride and Prejudice—Austen's own 'darling child'—tells the story of fiercely independent Elizabeth Bennet, one of five sisters who must marry rich, as she confounds the arrogant, wealthy Mr. Darcy. What ensues is one of the most delightful and engrossingly readable courtships known to literature, written by a precocious Austen when she was just twenty-one years old.

Humorous and profound, and filled with highly entertaining dialogue, this witty comedy of manners dips and turns through drawing-rooms and plots to reach an immensely satisfying finale. In the words of Eudora Welty, Pride and Prejudice is as 'irresistible and as nearly flawless as any fiction could be.'

Carol Howard, educated at SUNY Purchase and Columbia University, where she received her Ph.D. in 1999, chairs the English Department and teaches in the Theater Department at Warren Wilson College in Asheville, North Carolina. She has published essays on early British and contemporary African-American women writers and has coedited two books on British writers (1996, 1997). Her primary scholarly interest is the literature of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century England.

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'It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife.' Thus memorably begins Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice," one of the world's most popular novels. "Pride and Prejudice"— Austen's own 'darling child'— tells the story of fiercely independent Elizabeth Bennet, one of five sisters who must marry rich, as she confounds the arrogant, wealthy Mr. Darcy. What ensues is one of the most delightful and engrossingly readable courtships known to literature, written by a precocious Austen when she was just twenty-one years old. Humorous and profound, and filled with highly entertaining dialogue, this witty comedy of manners dips and turns through drawing-rooms and plots to reach an immensely satisfying finale. In the words of Eudora Welty, "Pride and Prejudice" is as 'irresistible and as nearly flawless as any fiction could be.'

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“More can be learnt from Miss Austen about the nature of the novel than from almost any other writer,” wrote Walter Allen in his study of the English novel. Indeed any inquiry into the history of the form must include mention of the first modern novelist: Jane Austen. Her masterpiece Pride and Prejudice, peopled with the unforgettable Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy, is exemplary in its refined symmetry, finely drawn depictions of manners, high comedy, and the economy-driven march toward marriage.

Carol Howard has published essays on early British and contemporary African-American women writers and has coedited two books on British writers (1996, 1997). Chair of the English Department at Warren Wilson College, her current book project traces the tension between the desire for freedom and for stability in British women’s writings about slavery and empire, from 1688 to 1805. Howard also wrote the introduction to the Barnes & Noble Classics edition of Jane Eyre.

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OV_099, January 1, 2010 (view all comments by OV_099)
The 2000's are the decade I discovered Jane Austen and Mr Darcy. And sure wish I had done it sooner! :) There is nothing like a simple, fun, well-written story about people falling in love. . . and this is the one that has Mr Darcy. This is Darcy before Colin Firth (or your favorite Darcy), and he's just as terrific as the ones that came before. And to those who read the zombie version -- zombies might be fun (not really sure on that score personally), but there was the original version, and guarantee you, you'll like this one too, for those times you want a lot less blood! :)
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781593080204
Author:
Austen, Jane
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble Classics
Introduction by:
Howard, Carol
Introduction:
Howard, Carol
Illustrator:
Howard, Carol
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
England
Subject:
Romance - Historical
Subject:
Young women
Subject:
Sisters
Subject:
Social classes
Subject:
Love stories
Subject:
Courtship
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Barnes & Noble Classics
Series Volume:
no. 03-06
Publication Date:
20030831
Binding:
Mass Market Paperbound
Language:
English
Illustrations:
, Y
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
6.78x4.14x1.07 in. .52 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , 'It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife.' Thus memorably begins Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice," one of the world's most popular novels. "Pride and Prejudice"— Austen's own 'darling child'— tells the story of fiercely independent Elizabeth Bennet, one of five sisters who must marry rich, as she confounds the arrogant, wealthy Mr. Darcy. What ensues is one of the most delightful and engrossingly readable courtships known to literature, written by a precocious Austen when she was just twenty-one years old. Humorous and profound, and filled with highly entertaining dialogue, this witty comedy of manners dips and turns through drawing-rooms and plots to reach an immensely satisfying finale. In the words of Eudora Welty, "Pride and Prejudice" is as 'irresistible and as nearly flawless as any fiction could be.'
"Synopsis" by ,
“More can be learnt from Miss Austen about the nature of the novel than from almost any other writer,” wrote Walter Allen in his study of the English novel. Indeed any inquiry into the history of the form must include mention of the first modern novelist: Jane Austen. Her masterpiece Pride and Prejudice, peopled with the unforgettable Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy, is exemplary in its refined symmetry, finely drawn depictions of manners, high comedy, and the economy-driven march toward marriage.

Carol Howard has published essays on early British and contemporary African-American women writers and has coedited two books on British writers (1996, 1997). Chair of the English Department at Warren Wilson College, her current book project traces the tension between the desire for freedom and for stability in British women’s writings about slavery and empire, from 1688 to 1805. Howard also wrote the introduction to the Barnes & Noble Classics edition of Jane Eyre.

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