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Pride and Prejudice

Pride and Prejudice

Book rating: 05 Paperback Wadsworth Collection

By (author) Jane Austen, Introduction and notes by Ian Littlewood, Series edited by Dr. Keith Carabine

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  • Publisher: Wordsworth Editions Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 288 pages
  • Dimensions: 116mm x 196mm x 30mm | 259g
  • Publication date: 1 August 1997
  • Publication City/Country: Herts
  • ISBN 10: 1853260002
  • ISBN 13: 9781853260001
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Sales rank: 1,055

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Pride and Prejudice, which opens with one of the most famous sentences in English Literature, is an ironic novel of manners. In it the garrulous and empty-headed Mrs Bennet has only one aim - that of finding a good match for each of her five daughters. In this she is mocked by her cynical and indolent husband. With its wit, its social precision and, above all, its irresistible heroine, Pride and Prejudice has proved one of the most enduringly popular novels in the English language.

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Introduction and Notes by Dr Ian Littlewood, University of Sussex

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By R.D-Diaz 12 Jul 2010 5

I read this book when I was still pregnant with my 1st baby. We (me and my baby) loved every bit of it! She has turned into an Austen fan too. Kidding aside, this book is Austen's well loved and acclaimed novel. A masterpiece of it's kind. The basic plot of the story is believable.

A single man with possession of wealth seeking for a woman to be his wife. The romantic clash of two opinionated people sustained this theme of the story.

Austen includes a unique style if which almost always incorporates elaborate words and detailed characterization. I cried and fell in love with this book. Romantic, audacious,clever and brilliantly written.

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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'.