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From A to Z, the Penguin Drop Caps series collects 26 unique hardcovers—featuring cover art by type superstar Jessica Hische

It all begins with a letter. Fall in love with Penguin Drop Caps, a new series of twenty-six collectible and gift-worthy hardcover editions, each with a type cover showcasing a gorgeously illustrated letter of the alphabet by superstar type designer Jessica Hische, whose work has appeared everywhere from Tiffany & Co. to Wes Anderson's film Moonrise Kingdom to Penguin's own bestsellers Committed and Rules of Civility. A collaboration between Jessica Hische and Penguin Art Director Paul Buckley,  the series design encompasses foil-stamped paper-over-board cases in a rainbow-hued spectrum across all twenty-six book spines and a decorative stain on all three paper edges. Penguin Drop Caps debuts with an “A” for Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, a “B” for Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre, and a “C” for Willa Cather’s My Ántonia, and continues with more classics from Penguin.

A is for Austen. Few have failed to be charmed by the witty and independent spirit of Elizabeth Bennet in Austen’s beloved classic Pride and Prejudice. Elizabeth’s early determination to dislike Mr. Darcy is a prejudice only matched by the folly of his arrogant pride. Their first impressions give way to true feelings in a comedy profoundly concerned with happiness and how it might be achieved.

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The Art Cannot be Damaged Edition of Jane Austen's Classic, Pride and Prejudice, the complete classic text wrapped with new flavor. An astonishingly relevant 200-year-old romantic novel challenging the societal barriers of pride and prejudice and the veracity of love, featuring a smart foreword by acclaimed New York City poet and writer, Mike Tyler, as well as a refreshingly modern and accessible design.

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When Elizabeth Bennet first meets eligible bachelor Fitzwilliam Darcy, she thinks him arrogant and conceited; he is indifferent to her good looks and lively mind. When she later discovers that Darcy has involved himself in the troubled relationship between his friend Bingley and her beloved sister Jane, she is determined to dislike him more than ever. In the sparkling comedy of manners that follows, Jane Austen shows the folly of judging by first impressions and superbly evokes the friendships,gossip and snobberies of provincial middle-class life.

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With splendid packaging created by acclaimed designer Coralie Bickford-Smith (Great Books for Boys series), Penguin Classics presents beautiful hardcover editions of the world's favorite books. Featuring gorgeous patterns stamped on linen cases, colored endpapers, and ribbon markers, these are rich and sumptuous volumes that continue what will be one of the most coveted sets of books ever produced.

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.

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Jasmine Mason, January 13, 2012 (view all comments by Jasmine Mason)
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen will always be a classic that leaves the shelf every year for my enjoyment. Austen has a phenomenal talent of creating a world that draws the reader in. Within the tangled and captivating plot, she explores the minute conditions of society that I believe to still be present within the most recent years. She accomplished in writing a piece of Literature that will last the ages because no matter the year, anyone can relate to a world of drama, love, and prejudices.
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Vermont, January 5, 2011 (view all comments by Vermont)
This was on my to read list for years, it being my daughter's favorite book.
I finally read it before she left for college. I really enjoyed the humor.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780141040349
Author:
Austen, Jane
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Illustrator:
Bickford-Smith, Coralie
Editor:
Jones, Vivien
Author:
Hische, Jessica
Author:
Bickford-Smith, Coralie
Author:
Tanner, Tony
Author:
Lamont, Claire
Author:
Jones, Vivien
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Romance - General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardback
Series:
Hardcover Classics
Publication Date:
20091031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
480
Dimensions:
8 x 5.55 x 1.65 in 1.35 lb
Age Level:
17-17

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"Synopsis" by , The Art Cannot be Damaged Edition of Jane Austen's Classic, Pride and Prejudice, the complete classic text wrapped with new flavor. An astonishingly relevant 200-year-old romantic novel challenging the societal barriers of pride and prejudice and the veracity of love, featuring a smart foreword by acclaimed New York City poet and writer, Mike Tyler, as well as a refreshingly modern and accessible design.
"Synopsis" by ,

When Elizabeth Bennet first meets eligible bachelor Fitzwilliam Darcy, she thinks him arrogant and conceited; he is indifferent to her good looks and lively mind. When she later discovers that Darcy has involved himself in the troubled relationship between his friend Bingley and her beloved sister Jane, she is determined to dislike him more than ever. In the sparkling comedy of manners that follows, Jane Austen shows the folly of judging by first impressions and superbly evokes the friendships,gossip and snobberies of provincial middle-class life.

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