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Pride and Prejudice (Signet Classics)

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ISBN13: 9780451530783
ISBN10: 0451530780
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200th ANNIVERSARY EDITION

Mansfield Park is named for the magnificent, idyllic estate that is home to the wealthy Bertram family and that serves as a powerful symbol of English tradition and stability. The novels heroine, Fanny Price—a “poor relation” living with the Bertrams—is acutely conscious of her inferior status and yet she dares to love their son Edmund—from afar. With five marriageable young people on the premises, the peace at Mansfield cannot last. Courtships, entertainments, and intrigues throw the place into turmoil, and Fanny finds herself unwillingly competing with a dazzlingly witty and lovely rival. As Margaret Drabble points out in her incisive Introduction, the house becomes “full of the energies of discord—sibling rivalry, greed, ambition, illicit sexual passion, and vanity,” and the novel grows ever more engrossing right up to Mansfields final scandal and the satisfying conclusion. Unique in its moral design and its brilliant interplay of the forces of tradition and change, Mansfield Park was the first novel of Jane Austens maturity, and the first in which the author turned her unerring eye on the concerns of English society at a time of great upheaval.

With an Introduction by Margaret Drabble and an Afterword by Julia Quinn

 

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A fully annotated scholarly edition of Austen's most popular novel.

Synopsis:

A sparkling love story set at a seaside resort-now in a new package

When the man whose proposal she rejected returns from his long military tour at sea, Anne Elliot is forced to face the decision she made eight years ago-along with the man she's never stopped loving.

Synopsis:

Fanny Price is a poor relation living with the Bertrams, acutely conscious of her status and yet daring to love their son Edmund? from afar. But with five marriageable young people on the premises, any peace at Mansfield cannot last...

About the Author

Jane Austen was born on December 16, 1775 at Steventon near Basingstoke, the seventh child of the rector of the parish. She lived with her family at Steventon until they moved to Bath when her father retired in 1801. After his death in 1805, she moved around with her mother; in 1809, they settled in Chawton, near Alton, Hampshire. Here she remained, except for a few visits to London, until in May 1817 she moved to Winchester to be near her doctor. There she died on July 18, 1817.

As a girl Jane Austen wrote stories, including burlesques of popular romances. Her works were only published after much revision, four novels being published in her lifetime. These are Sense and Sensibility (1811), Pride and Prejudice (1813), Mansfield Park (1814) and Emma (1816). Two other novels, Northanger Abbey and Persuasion, were published posthumously in 1818 with a biographical notice by her brother, Henry Austen, the first formal announcement of her authorship. Persuasion was written in a race against failing health in 1815-16. She also left two earlier compositions, a short epistolary novel, Lady Susan, and an unfinished novel, The Watsons. At the time of her death, she was working on a new novel, Sanditon, a fragmentary draft of which survives.

Margaret Drabble is recipient of many prestigious awards for her writing, which includes works of nonfiction as well as numerous novels.

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writermala, August 14, 2011 (view all comments by writermala)
This is a book that has stood the test of time; like wine it ages well. No matter how old you are when you read it, as a woman you'll in all likelihood identify with Elizabeth Bennett and heave a sigh of relief when one person's pride and another's prejudice do not stand in the way of romance.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780451530783
Author:
Austen, Jane
Publisher:
Signet Classics
Introduction by:
Drabble, Margaret
Introduction:
Drabble, Margaret
Author:
James, Eloisa
Author:
Quinn, Julia
Author:
Drabble, Margaret
Author:
Johnson, Diane
Afterword by:
James, Eloisa
Afterword:
James, Eloisa
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
England
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series:
Signet Classics
Publication Date:
20080131
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
6.83x4.28x1.09 in. .42 lbs.
Age Level:
09-12

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Product details 304 pages Signet Classics - English 9780451530783 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , A fully annotated scholarly edition of Austen's most popular novel.
"Synopsis" by ,
A sparkling love story set at a seaside resort-now in a new package

When the man whose proposal she rejected returns from his long military tour at sea, Anne Elliot is forced to face the decision she made eight years ago-along with the man she's never stopped loving.

"Synopsis" by ,
Fanny Price is a poor relation living with the Bertrams, acutely conscious of her status and yet daring to love their son Edmund? from afar. But with five marriageable young people on the premises, any peace at Mansfield cannot last...

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