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An edition of Pride and Prejudice (1813)

Pride and Prejudice

First Printing
  • 4.12 ·
  • 260 Ratings
  • 3596 Want to read
  • 332 Currently reading
  • 338 Have read

'It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife.' Thus memorably begins Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, one of the world's most popular novels. Pride and Prejudice—Austen's own 'darling child'—tells the story of fiercely independent Elizabeth Bennet, one of five sisters who must marry rich, as she confounds the arrogant, wealthy Mr. Darcy. What ensues is one of the most delightful and engrossingly readable courtships known to literature, written by a precocious Austen when she was just twenty-one years old.

Humorous and profound, and filled with highly entertaining dialogue, this witty comedy of manners dips and turns through drawing-rooms and plots to reach an immensely satisfying finale. In the words of Eudora Welty, Pride and Prejudice is as 'irresistible and as nearly flawless as any fiction could be.'

Carol Howard, educated at SUNY Purchase and Columbia University, where she received her Ph.D. in 1999, chairs the English Department and teaches in the Theater Department at Warren Wilson College in Asheville, North Carolina. She has published essays on early British and contemporary African-American women writers and has coedited two books on British writers (1996, 1997). Her primary scholarly interest is the literature of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century England.
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376

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Edition Notes

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New York, USA
Copyright Date
2003

Classifications

Library of Congress
PR4034 .P7 2003c, PR4034.P7 2003c

Contributors

Introduction
Carol Howard

The Physical Object

Format
Paperback
Pagination
xxxvi, 376p.
Number of pages
376

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL26502058M
Internet Archive
prideprejudice2003aust
ISBN 10
1593080204
ISBN 13
9781593080204
LCCN
2003102755
OCLC/WorldCat
1036828838
Alibris ID
9781593080204
Google
T9zwiyyBWq0C
Amazon ID (ASIN)
, 1593080204
Goodreads
110806

Work Description

Pride and Prejudice is an 1813 novel of manners written by Jane Austen. The novel follows the character development of Elizabeth Bennet, the dynamic protagonist of the book who learns about the repercussions of hasty judgments and comes to appreciate the difference between superficial goodness and actual goodness.

Mr. Bennet, owner of the Longbourn estate in Hertfordshire, has five daughters, but his property is entailed and can only be passed to a male heir. His wife also lacks an inheritance, so his family faces becoming very poor upon his death. Thus, it is imperative that at least one of the girls marry well to support the others, which is a motivation that drives the plot.

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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.
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