Pride and Prejudice (Illustrated Edition) by Jane Austen

Pride and Prejudice (Illustrated Edition)

byJane Austen

Kobo ebook | May 21, 2017

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Pride and Prejudice is a novel by Jane Austen, first published in 1813. The story follows the main character Elizabeth Bennet, the second of five daughters of a country gentleman living near the fictional town of Meryton in Hertfordshire, near London, as she deals with issues of manners, upbringing, morality, education, and marriage in the society of the landed gentry of early 19th-century England.

Pride and Prejudice retains the fascination of modern readers, consistently appearing near the top of lists of "most-loved books" among both literary scholars and the general public. It has become one of the most popular novels in English literature, with over 20 million copies sold.

This edition of the book contains 10 Victorian-era illustrations that are unique to this edition of the book.

Jane Austen (16 December 1775 – 18 July 1817) was an English novelist known primarily for her six major novels, which interpret, critique and comment upon the British landed gentry at the end of the 18th century. Austen's plots often explore the dependence of women on marriage in the pursuit of favourable social standing and economic security. Her works critique the novels of sensibility of the second half of the 18th century and are part of the transition to 19th-century literary realism.

With the publications of Sense and Sensibility (1811), Pride and Prejudice (1813), Mansfield Park (1814) and Emma (1815), she achieved success as a published writer. She wrote two additional novels, Northanger Abbey and Persuasion, both published posthumously in 1818, and began another, eventually titled Sanditon, but died before its completion. Her novels have rarely been out of print, although they were published anonymously and brought her little fame during her lifetime. A significant transition in her posthumous reputation occurred in 1869, fifty-two years after her death, when her nephew's publication of A Memoir of Jane Austen introduced her to a wider audience.

Jane Austen's use of biting irony, along with her realism and social commentary have earned her great and historical importance to critics and scholars.

Title:Pride and Prejudice (Illustrated Edition)Format:Kobo ebookPublished:May 21, 2017Publisher:Steve GabanyLanguage:English

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ISBN:9990052868820

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