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Pride and Prejudice (Norton Critical Editions)by Jane Austen
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"Backgrounds and Sources" includes biographical portraits of Austen by members of her family and by acclaimed biographers Claire Tomalin and David Nokes. Seventeen of Austen's letters--eight of them new to the Third Edition--allow readers to glimpse the close-knit society that was Austen's world, both in life and in her writing. Samples of Austen's early writing allow readers to trace her growth as a writer as well as to read her fiction comparatively. "Criticism" features nineteen assessments of the novel, seven of them new to the Third Edition. Among them is an interview with Colin Firth on the recent BBC television adaptation of the novel. Also included are pieces by Richard Whately, Margaret Oliphant, Richard Simpson, D. W. Harding, Dorothy Van Ghent, Alistair Duckworth, Stuart Tave, Marilyn Butler, Nina Auerbach, Susan Morgan, Claudia L. Johnson, Susan Fraiman, Deborah Kaplan, Tara Goshal Wallace, Cheryl L. Nixon, David Spring, Edward Ahearn, and Donald Gray. A Chronology-new to the Third Edition-and a Selected Bibliography are also included.
Book News Annotation:
Presents the 1813 first edition text of Pride and Prejudice, accompanied by an interesting selection of background material including biographical portraits by Austin's family members and biographers, 17 letters written by Austin (eight new to this edition), and 18 critical pieces by 19th and 20th century commentators (six new to this edition).
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This edition, based on the 1813 first-edition text has been thoroughly annotated. It contains biographical portraits of Austen by her family and biographers, letters and samples of her early writing and 18 critical assessments of the novel.
The text of Pride and Prejudice is the 1813 first edition text.
The text of is the 1813 first edition text.
About the Author
Donald Gray is Professor of English at Indiana University. He is the editor of the Norton Critical Edition of Alice in Wonderland, and of the anthology Victorian Poetry.
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