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Pride & Prejudice (Wadsworth Collection)

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ISBN13: 9781853260001
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Wordsworth Classics covers a huge list of beloved works of literature in English and translations. This growing series is rigorously updated, with scholarly introductions and notes added to new titles.

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This ironic novel of manners follows the tale of Elizabeth Bennett and her prejudice for her suitor Darcy. The delineations of middle-class attitudes, moral firmness and the author's sense of comic and satirical ridicule make "Pride and Prejudice" one of the enduring classics.

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jotreat, May 15, 2011 (view all comments by jotreat)
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen is a beautifully- written, genius piece of work. The love story between Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy is not only captivating, but it brings forth the idea that there is always more to someone than meets the eye. While this novel starts out slow, it turns into a captivating page-turner that you wont want to put down!

Pride and Prejudice takes places in the 1800s English Countryside. The novel follows Elizabeth Bennett, a strong and free-spirited second born of five daughters. When the wealthy Mr. Bingley moves in nearby, he brings, along with his sociable personality and exquisite partys, his good friend Mr. Darcy, who is both seemingly proud and arrogant. Austen writes, “He was the proudest, most disagreeable man in the world, and everybody hoped he would never come there again,” (Austen, 7). The novel follows a number of run-ins between Elizabeth and Darcy. Throughout the novel, their cold relationship turns into love when Mr. Darcy shows his true generous spirit. Darcy says, “If you will thank me, let it be yourself alone. That the wish of giving happiness to you might add force to the other inducements that led me on, I shall not attempt to deny. But you family owes me nothing. Much as I respect them, I believe, I thought only of you,” (274). Through Darcy’s actions he is able to show the true side of his personality and change the opinion Elizabeth had of him, which had been shaped by first impressions and rumors. Elizabeth’s change of heart about Mr. Darcy demonstrates Austen’s message that there is always more to someone than early impressions and accounts of others. To truly know someone, it is nesessary to have an open-heart and mind, and only then can their true nature be understood.

Pride and Prejudice does a great job not being only a love story, but also having a lesson. Austen’s message is that people have more to them then just what is seen on the outside. There is so much more to a person deep down. Through Pride and Prejudice, Austen is commenting on society’s tendency to make early judgements and spread rumors, and these actions cause people to become blind to the truth. It is important for people to be open-minded and see what is real. Elizabeth Bennett’s opinion about Darcy is formed through the rumor-mill and bad first impressions; she dislikes him without truly knowing him. Once Elizabeth sees the true Mr. Darcy and begins to realize who he is, she is able to fall in love with him.

Pride and Prejudice is an amazing book. The love story is so engrossing and captures your heart. At the same time, the novel has such a timeless message about keeping an open mind. This idea is so strong and it can relate to society during any time period. Austen does an incredible job of writing a beautiful love story and teaching a message that will always be important.
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ISBN:
9781853260001
Author:
Austen, Jane
Publisher:
Wordsworth Editions
Location:
Ware :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Novels and novellas
Subject:
British and irish fiction (fictional works by
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Includes bibliography.
Series:
Wadsworth Collection
Publication Date:
19920531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
262
Dimensions:
7.82x5.02x.62 in. .39 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Wordsworth Classics covers a huge list of beloved works of literature in English and translations. This growing series is rigorously updated, with scholarly introductions and notes added to new titles.
"Synopsis" by , This ironic novel of manners follows the tale of Elizabeth Bennett and her prejudice for her suitor Darcy. The delineations of middle-class attitudes, moral firmness and the author's sense of comic and satirical ridicule make "Pride and Prejudice" one of the enduring classics.
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