Elizabeth Bennet is the perfect Austen heroine: intelligent, generous, sensible, incapable of jealousy or any other major sin. That makes her sound like an insufferable goody-goody, but the truth is she's a completely hip character who ,if provoked, is not above skewering her antagonist with a piece of her exceptionally sharp, yet always polite, 18th-century wit. The real point of the book though, the critical question which will keep you fixated throughout, is: will Elizabeth and Mr Darcy hook up? Read this genuine all-time classic and discover the answer while enjoying a story that has charmed generation after generation. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
- "Like Irvine Welsh, I am a great admirer of Jane Austen." --Alexander McCall Smith - "Another question I've been regularly asked over the past year is what models I had in mind when writing "Curious Incident". Was it "To Kill a Mockingbird"? Was it "Catcher in the Rye"? In fact, the book most often in my mind was "Pride and Prejudice"." --Mark Haddon --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
First published in 1813, Pride and Prejudice has consistently been Austen's most popular novel. It portrays life in the genteel rural society of the day, and tells of the initial misunderstandings and later mutual enlightenment between Elizabeth Bennett (whose liveliness and quick wit have often attracted readers) and the haughty Darcy. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
First published in 1813, and Austen's most popular novel in her own lifetime, Pride and Prejudice has since been widely recognised as one of the finest novels in the English language. This edition, first published in 2006, is an indispensable resource for all scholars and readers of Austen. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
From the Publisher
Thoroughly edited and extensively annotated. Lavishly produced on natural, high-quality paper, and affordably priced. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
From the Back Cover
The pride of high-ranking Mr Darcy and the prejudice of middle-class Elizabeth Bennet conduct an absorbing dance through the rigid social hierarchies of early-nineteenth-century England, with the passion of the two unlikely lovers growing as their union seems ever more improbable. One of the most cherished love stories in English literature, Jane Austen's 1813 masterpiece has a lasting effect on everyone who reads it. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
About the Author
Jane Austen (1775-1817) was extremely modest about her own genius but has become one of English literature's most famous women writers. She is the author of Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Emma, Persuasion, Mansfield Park and Northanger Abbey. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.