From the Publisher
Elizabeth Bennet has no trouble making up her mind about Mr. Darcy.
From the moment he enters the ball, he seems stiff, arrogant, and
obnoxious. When Elilzabeth overhears Darcy's charming friend Mr.
Bingley suggest that he ask her to dance, Darcy's curt dismissal of
the notion confirms her worst expectations. Despite his good looks,
superior education, and vast wealth, Darcy is a stuffy,
self-important snob and the perfect target for Elizabeth's
When her beloved sister Jane falls ill while visiting Mr. Bingley's
sisters, Elizabeth rushes to Jane's sickbed and is forced to stay
at the Bingley's elegant rented manor for several days. She
discovers that Mr. Bingley is falling deeply in lvoe with Jane,
that his sisters will do anything to prevent him from marrying her,
and that Darcy is every bit as impossible as he appeared on first
A beautifully bound edition with a section on the life and times of
Austen Jane; an introductio by Sarah S. G. Frant,
Associate Professor of English at Fayetteville State University;
endnotes; a 'Based on the Book' section; and a section on further
From the Jacket
I do assure you, Sir, that I have no pretension whatever to that kind of elegance which consists of tormenting a respectable man. I would rather be paid the compliment of being believed sincere. I thank you again for the honour you have done me in your proposals, but to accept them is absolutely impossible. My feelings in every respect forbid it. Can I speak plainer? Do not consider me now as an elegant female intending to plague you, but as a rational creature speaking the truth from her heart.
About the Author
Jane Austen was born in Steventon, Hampshire, England, in 1775. After two decades of experimentation, writing, and extensive revisions, she published her first four novels anonymously between 1811 and 1815. Her two final novels, Northanger Abbey and Persuasion, were published in 1818, the yer after her death. She is buried in Winchester Cathedral.
Published: October 8, 2012
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1435145038
ISBN - 13: 9781435145030