384 pages, 7.75 × 5.03 × 0.75 in
September 25, 2007
Random House UK
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0099511150
ISBN - 13: 9780099511151
From the Publisher
The nation's favourite Jane Austen novel -- her enduing story of pride and prejudice.
When Elizabeth Bennet meets Mr Darcy she is repelled by his overbearing pride, and prejudice towards her family. But the Bennet girls are in need of financial security in the shape of husbands, so when Darcy's friend, the affable Mr Bingley, forms an attachment to Jane, Darcy becomes increasingly hard to avoid. Polite society will be turned upside down in this witty drama of friendship, rivalry and love -- Jane Austen's classic romance novel.
• Now a major film starring Keira Knightly.
• Adapted for TV in the well-loved 1995 BBC drama starring Colin Firth.
• With a new introduction by Alexander McCall Smith
About the Author
JANE AUSTEN was born in Steventon rectory on December 16, 1775. Her family later moved to Bath, then to Southampton and finally to Chawton in Hampshire. She began writing Pride and Prejudice when she was twenty-two years old. It was originally called First Impressions and was initially rejected by the publishers and only published in 1813 after much revision. She published four of her novels in her lifetime, Sense and Sensibility (1811), Pride and Prejudice (1813), Mansfield Park (1814) and Emma (1816). Jane Austen died on July 18, 1817. Northanger Abbey and Persuasion were both published posthumously in 1818.
• "Like Irvine Welsh, I am a great admirer of Jane Austen." --Alexander McCall Smith
• "Another question I've been regularly asked over the past year is what models I had in mind when writing Curious Incident. Was it To Kill a Mockingbird? Was it Catcher in the Rye? In fact, the book most often in my mind was Pride and Prejudice." --Mark Haddon