From the Publisher
"It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife." Few novelists have mapped the landscape of the heart with such pinpoint precision as Jane Austen. Her novel Pride and Prejudice is at once a deeply felt love story, a deft romantic comedy, and a sharp exploration of social life and manners in Georgian England. With Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy, she created two characters whose battles over love have entertained and delighted millions of readers and moviegoers. In this new edition of Pride and Prejudice, readers will find not only the full novel but engaging side notes that offer more background on social customs, parallels to Austen''s own life, thoughts on the book''s themes of faith, and helpful explanations.