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Pride and Prejudice (Modern Library)


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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". So begins Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen's perfect comedy of manners - one of the most popular novels of all time - that features splendidly civilized sparring between the proud Mr. Darcy and the prejudiced Elizabeth Bennet as they play out their spirited courtship in a series of eighteenth-century drawing-room intrigues.

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Though the domain of Jane Austens novels was as circumscribed as her life, her caustic wit and keen observation made her the equal of the greatest novelists in any language. Born the seventh child of the rector of Steventon, Hampshire, on December 16, 1775, she was educated mainly at home. At an early age she began writing sketches and satires of popular novels for her familys entertainment. As a clergymans daughter from a well-connected family, she had an ample opportunity to study the habits of the middle class, the gentry, and the aristocracy. At twenty-one, she began a novel called “The First Impressions” an early version of Pride and Prejudice. In 1801, on her fathers retirement, the family moved to the fashionable resort of Bath. Two years later she sold the first version of Northanger Abby to a London publisher, but the first of her novels to appear was Sense and Sensibility, published at her own expense in 1811. It was followed by Pride and Prejudice (1813), Mansfield Park (1814), and Emma (1815).

After her father died in 1805, the family first moved to Southampton then to Chawton Cottage in Hampshire. Despite this relative retirement, Jane Austen was still in touch with a wider world, mainly through her brothers; one had become a very rich country gentleman, another a London banker, and two were naval officers. Though her many novels were published anonymously, she had many early and devoted readers, among them the Prince Regent and Sir Walter Scott. In 1816, in declining health, Austen wrote Persuasion and revised Northanger Abby, Her last work, Sandition, was left unfinished at her death on July 18, 1817. She was buried in Winchester Cathedral. Austens identity as an author was announced to the world posthumously by her brother Henry, who supervised the publication of Northanger Abby and Persuasion in 1818.

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emmejo, November 8, 2009 (view all comments by emmejo)
Elizabeth Bennet is a smart and spunky girl in the eighteenth-century. Unlike her mother and younger sisters she does not spend her time trying to find a rich man and get him to fall in love with her; in fact she mocks those who do so and plans to never marry unless she falls in love first. When Mr. Bingley, a wealthy young man, move into a house not far away her mother is determined to get one of her daughters married to him or his even richer friend, Mr. Darcy. Jane Bennet soon catches Bingley's eye but Darcy seems to have a great deal of distain for the entire town, except possibly Elizabeth.

I had tried to read this book when I was about 12 and found it quite over my head. I recently decided to give it another go and am very glad that I did! The characters are wonderful as is the plot. I enjoyed the writing, it is very elegant and stately, yet has a spirit perfectly suited to our heroine's attitude.

I loved that this edition didn't have notes. I always find those frustrating and think that they make it harder for you to keep your mind in the time period the book is meant to be in.
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Product Details

Quindlen, Anna
Quindlen, Anna
Austen, Jane
Modern Library
New York :
British and irish fiction (fictional works by
Young women
Social classes
Love stories
Domestic fiction
Courtship -- England -- Fiction.
General Fiction
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Modern Library (Hardcover)
Series Volume:
v. 15
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Grade Level:
8.33x5.69x1.06 in. .92 lbs.

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