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Cover of: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen


  • Editor
    James Kinsley
  • Introduction
    Isobel Armstrong
  • Notes by
    Frank W. Bradbrook
  • Cover Art and Illustrations
    Frederick Say

Pride and Prejudice

Published by Oxford University Press in Oxford, England .
Written in English.

About the Book

"It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife."

Of all Jane Austen's books, Pride and Prejudice has earned a special place in the hearts of the reading public as her best-loved and most intimately known novel. From its famous opening sentence the story of the Bennet family and of the novel's two protagonists, Elizabeth and Darcy, told with a wit that its author feared might prove 'rather too light and bright, and sparkling', delights its most familiar readers as thoroughly as it does those who encounter it for the first time. Jane Austen's artistry is apparent, too, in the delineation of the minor characters: the ill-matched Mr and Mrs Bennet, Charles Bingley and his sisters, and above all the fatuous Mr Collins, whose proposal to Elizabeth Bennet is one of the finest comic passages in English literature. And while she entertains us, Jane Austen teaches us the wisdom of balance, the folly of 'pride' and 'prejudice'.
--back cover

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [xxxiii]-xxxvi).
Reprint. Originally published: Oxford University Press, 1970.

Series The World's Classics
Genre Fiction.
Copyright Date 1970, 1990


Dewey Decimal Class 823/.7
Library of Congress PR4034 .P7 1990

The Physical Object

Format Paperback
Pagination xxxviii, 351 p. ;
Number of pages 351

ID Numbers

Open Library OL1875263M
Internet Archive prideprejudice100aust
ISBN 10 019282760X
ISBN 13 9780192827609
LC Control Number 90035222
British National Bibliography GB9123368 019282760X
British Library BLL01011942514
Canadian National Library Archive 9712502
Library Thing 2773690



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