- Publisher: Barnes & Noble Inc
- Format: Leather / fine binding | 368 pages
- Dimensions: 148mm x 224mm x 38mm | 680g
- Publication date: 1 September 2011
- Publication City/Country: New York
- ISBN 10: 1435127447
- ISBN 13: 9781435127449
- Illustrations note: b/w throughout, includes illustrations
- Sales rank: 13,668
This is an exquisite leatherbound edition of Jane Austen's classic novel of manners and mores. One of the most popular tales of romance in the English language, this volume features a satinribbon bookmark, distinctive stained edging and marbled endpapers. '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 classic novel of manners and mores in early nineteenth century England. Attention centres on haughty Elizabeth Bennet and the dashing but aloof Fitzwilliam Darcy. Adversaries at first in the endless rounds of balls, parties and social gatherings, they soon develop a grudging respect for one another that blossoms into romance when each comes to appreciate the tender feelings that course beneath the veneer of their propriety and reserve. First published in 1813, "Pride and Prejudice" is one of the most popular tales of romance in the English language and a cornerstone of Jane Austen's reputation as one of the greatest novelists of all time. This exquisite collectible edition features an elegant bonded-leather binding, a satin-ribbon bookmark, distinctive stained edging, and decorative marbled endpapers. It's the perfect gift for book-lovers and an artful addition to any home library.
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Jane Austen (16 December 1775 - 18 July 1817) was an English novelist whose works of romantic fiction, set among the landed gentry, earned her a place as one of the most widely read writers in English literature.
By Kayla de Leon 10 Sep 2014
Originally seen on The Bookish Owl (http://www.thebookishowl.net/?p=342)
The cover of my copy was designed by Ruben Toledo. The illustration is just gorgeous and the uneven edges of the pages just makes the book even more beautiful. Of course, the content and the story itself had already drawn me in.
I really didnÃ?Â¢??t want to read a Jane Austen novel because I had this prejudiced thought that all her works were silly romances and I was never one for romance. I picked up Pride and Prejudice after seeing all the positive reviews about it and also because I wanted to watch the 2005 movie adaptation with Keira Knightley.
It was very difficult to read Pride and Prejudice at first because of the Old English vocabulary and whatnot. I often found myself going back and reading the same passage once more in order to fully comprehend what was happening. It got easier after a few chapters and I learned to absorb the words first and work out their meaning later.
I admit that I was wrong. It wasnÃ?Â¢??t your typical love story in which the boy and girl meet, fall in love blah blah blah. It was far from that. It was high class boy meets sort of low class girl and it was hate at first sight. I never expected to laugh while reading the book but I did especially during the parts with Mrs. Bennet and Mr. Collins. It was interesting to learn that marriage and even love back then was arranged with rank, wealth, power and inheritance in mind.
I really liked the character of Elizabeth Bennet. She was a woman beyond her time and her exploits were hilarious to read about. While some people loved Jane Bennet better, Elizabeth appealed more to me because of her playfulness, her attitude and the way her mind worked. Jane for me was the perfect sister while Elizabeth was the tomboyish girl who would get into trouble from time to time because of her tendency to judge people. I cringed at MaryÃ?Â¢??s showing off, liked Kitty especially during the last part of the novel and absolutely loathed Lydia. Mr. Bennet made me laugh because of his sarcasm and witty remarks and Mr. Darcy frustrated me to the point when I wanted to scream that yes, he loved Elizabeth and there was no point denying it.
I really loved Pride and Prejudice and I look forward to reading Jane AustenÃ?Â¢??s Sense and Sensibility next. Pride and Prejudice is definitely one of my favorite books. Now IÃ?Â¢??m off to watch the movie!