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Pride And Prejudice

by Jane Austen
Editor Robert Irvine

Broadview Press | December 20, 2001 | Trade Paperback

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Elizabeth Bennet is Austen''s most liberated and unambiguously appealing heroine, and Pride and Prejudice has remained over most of the past two centuries Austen''s most popular novel. The story turns on the marriage prospects of the five daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Bennet: Elizabeth forms a prejudice against the proud and distant Mr. Darcy; Darcy''s charming friend Charles Bingley falls in love with her sister Jane; and the handsome officer George Wickham forms attachments successively to Elizabeth and to her sister Lydia. Irvine''s extensive introduction sets the novel in the context of the literary and intellectual history of the period, and deals with such crucial background issues as early-nineteenth century class relations in Britain, and female exclusion from property and power. The appendices present an unrivaled selection of background contextual documents.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 493 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.94 in

Published: December 20, 2001

Publisher: Broadview Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1551110288

ISBN - 13: 9781551110288

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Pride And Prejudice

by Jane Austen
Editor Robert Irvine

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 493 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.94 in

Published: December 20, 2001

Publisher: Broadview Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1551110288

ISBN - 13: 9781551110288

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments Introduction Jane Austen: A Brief Chronology A Note on the Text Pride and Prejudice Appendix A: Parliamentary Debate on the Marriage Act of 1754 Appendix B: From the Conduct Books 1. James Fordyce, Sermons to Young Women (1766) 2. John Gregory, A Father''s Legacy (1774) Appendix C: Burke and the French Revolution (1790) Appendix D: Discussion of Women''s Role after the French Revolution 1. Mary Wollstonecraft, A Vindication (1792) 2. William Bray, Sketch of a Tour into Derbyshire (1777) Appendix E: Domestic Tourism 1. William Watts, Seat of the Nobility (1779) 2. William Bray, Sketch of a Tour into Derbyshire (1777) Appendix F: The Militia Regiments on the South Coast of England in 1793-5 1. Women 2. Officers 3. Men Appendix G: Austen''s Letters to her Sister Appendix H: Contemporary Periodical Reviews of Pride and Prejudice 1. The British Critic 2. The Critical Review Select Bibliography

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Elizabeth Bennet is Austen''s most liberated and unambiguously appealing heroine, and Pride and Prejudice has remained over most of the past two centuries Austen''s most popular novel. The story turns on the marriage prospects of the five daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Bennet: Elizabeth forms a prejudice against the proud and distant Mr. Darcy; Darcy''s charming friend Charles Bingley falls in love with her sister Jane; and the handsome officer George Wickham forms attachments successively to Elizabeth and to her sister Lydia. Irvine''s extensive introduction sets the novel in the context of the literary and intellectual history of the period, and deals with such crucial background issues as early-nineteenth century class relations in Britain, and female exclusion from property and power. The appendices present an unrivaled selection of background contextual documents.

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Elizabeth Bennet is Austen''s most liberated and unambiguously appealing heroine, and Pride and Prejudice has remained over most of the past two centuries Austen''s most popular novel. The story turns on the marriage prospects of the five daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Bennet: Elizabeth forms a prejudice against the proud and distant Mr. Darcy; Darcy''s charming friend Charles Bingley falls in love with her sister Jane; and the handsome officer George Wickham forms attachments successively to Elizabeth and to her sister Lydia. Irvine''s extensive introduction sets the novel in the context of the literary and intellectual history of the period, and deals with such crucial background issues as early-nineteenth century class relations in Britain, and female exclusion from property and power. The appendices present an unrivaled selection of background contextual documents.

About the Author

Robert P. Irvine, of the Department of English Literature, University of Edinburgh, has previously published on Smollett and Scott.

Editorial Reviews

"Elizabeth and Darcy come to life-rich, historical life-in this brilliant Broadview edition. Thanks to a compelling introduction and capacious appendices, we can see how their private compromise enacts a public one: old and new wealth merge as the English appropriate their own elite ''as an aesthetic phenomenon''-an appropriation that transforms national identity into a matter of ''culture.'' Irvine''s Pride and Prejudice matches a carefully annotated text with a critical frame that synthesizes the seemingly disparate strands-political, socio-economic, feminist-of recent Austen criticism."
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