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Pride and Prejudice (Vintage Classics)

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ISBN13: 9780307386861
ISBN10: 0307386864
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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 witty 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. Renowned literary critic and historian George Saintsbury in 1894 declared it the "most perfect, the most characteristic, the most eminently quintessential of its author's works, " and Eudora Welty in the twentieth century described it as "irresistible and as nearly flawless as any fiction could be."

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No novel in English has given more pleasure than Pride and Prejudice. Because it is one of the great works in our literature, critics in every generation reexamine and reinterpret it. But the rest of us simply fall in love with it—and with its wonderfully charming and intelligent heroine, Elizabeth Bennet.

We are captivated not only by the novels romantic suspense but also by the fascinations of the world we visit in its pages. The life of the English country gentry at the turn of the nineteenth century is made as real to us as our own, not only by Jane Austens wit and feeling but by her subtle observation of the way people behave in society and how we are true or treacherous to each other and ourselves.

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mm2kanda73, January 1, 2011 (view all comments by mm2kanda73)
I finally read this classic after all these years and all the versions of the book I have seen in mini series and movies. It was amazing to finally see the differences in this classic. I have read so many books in 2010 but this will stand out as I'm so glad I finally read it. I hope this year to take more time read the "classic" novels I missed reading while younger or maybe in school.
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jtumli, January 17, 2010 (view all comments by jtumli)
Best Book EVER!!!!! I love Mr. Darcy.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780307386861
Author:
Austen, Jane
Publisher:
Vintage Books USA
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Sisters
Subject:
Young women
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage Classics
Publication Date:
20070931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
8 x 5.15 x .8 in .6 lb

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Product details 384 pages Vintage Books USA - English 9780307386861 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , No novel in English has given more pleasure than Pride and Prejudice. Because it is one of the great works in our literature, critics in every generation reexamine and reinterpret it. But the rest of us simply fall in love with it—and with its wonderfully charming and intelligent heroine, Elizabeth Bennet.

We are captivated not only by the novels romantic suspense but also by the fascinations of the world we visit in its pages. The life of the English country gentry at the turn of the nineteenth century is made as real to us as our own, not only by Jane Austens wit and feeling but by her subtle observation of the way people behave in society and how we are true or treacherous to each other and ourselves.

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