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Part of the successful Tor Classic series, this unabridged novel tells of a social-climbing mother who makes one demand of her five daughters: marry rich. But each girl has other plans. One even refuses the advances of a most handsome and wealthy suitor. The mother is in hysterics as she tries to wield her will
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What''s a girl to do?
Scatterbrained, social climbing Mrs. Bennet makes one demand of her
Marry. Marry well. Marry RICH.
But sweet Jane is hopelessly in love with Mr. Bingley, who doesn''t
seem to notice. Flighty Lydia wants a man--any man--preferably one
in uniform. Kitty just wants to have fun. Shy Mary has her nose in
a book. And Elizabeth--brilliant, stubborn, independent
Lizzy--refuses the advances of the most "marriageable" man in
town--haughty, handsome, wealthy Mr. Darcy.
Mrs. Bennet''s in hysterics, Mr. Bennet''s in his study, Lydia''s
eloped with a soldier and Jane''s heart may well be broken. Will
any of the Bennet girls find true love and fortune?
About the Author
Jane Austen's life is striking for the contrast between the great works she wrote in secret and the outward appearance of being quite dull and ordinary. Austen was born in the small English town of Steventon in Hampshire, and educated at home by her clergyman father. She was deeply devoted to her family. For a short time, the Austens lived in the resort city of Bath, but when her father died, they returned to Steventon, where Austen lived until her death at the age of 41. Austen was drawn to literature early, she began writing novels that satirized both the writers and the manners of the 1790's. Her sharp sense of humor and keen eye for the ridiculous in human behavior gave her works lasting appeal. She is at her best in such books as Pride and Prejudice (1813), Mansfield Park (1814), and Emma (1816), in which she examines and often ridicules the behavior of small groups of middle-class characters. Austen relies heavily on conversations among her characters to reveal their personalities, and at times her novels read almost like plays. Several of them have, in fact, been made into films.
Format: Mass Market Paperbound
Published: August 15, 1994
Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0812523369
ISBN - 13: 9780812523362