Pride and Prejudice by Jane AustenPride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Pride and Prejudice

byJane AustenEditorPat Rogers

Hardcover | August 21, 2006

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'It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife.' With this famous declaration Jane Austen launches into the story of the five Bennet sisters. It is a story that on first reading is full of suspense, surprise and, ultimately, satisfaction, and which on re-reading commands, in addition, admiration for the author's supreme skill in managing a deceptively complex plot to its triumphant conclusion. First published in 1813, and Austen's most popular novel in her own lifetime, Pride and Prejudice has since been widely recognised as one of the finest novels in the English language. The volume provides comprehensive explanatory notes, an extensive critical introduction covering the context and publication history of the work, a chronology of Austen's life, and an authoritative textual apparatus. This edition is an indispensable resource for all scholars and readers of Austen.
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 l...
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Title:Pride and PrejudiceFormat:HardcoverDimensions:622 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 1.5 inPublished:August 21, 2006Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521825148

ISBN - 13:9780521825146

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Table of Contents

General Editor's preface; Acknowledgments; Chronology; Introduction; Note on the text; Pride and Prejudice; Appendices; Emendations; Abbreviations; Explanatory notes.