Pride and Prejudice

May 30, 2013|
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
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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. This volume, first published in 2006, 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 Prejudice
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:624 pages, 8.5 X 5.51 X 1.38 in
Shipping dimensions:624 pages, 8.5 X 5.51 X 1.38 in
Published:May 30, 2013
Publisher:Cambridge University Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781107620483

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