The best copy of this book you can buy. Pride and Prejudice is a novel of manners by Jane Austen, first published in 1813. The story follows the main character Elizabeth Bennet as she deals with issues of manners, upbringing, morality, education, and marriage in the society of the landed gentry of early 19th-century England. Elizabeth is the ...
The best copy of this book you can buy. Pride and Prejudice is a novel of manners by Jane Austen, first published in 1813. The story follows the main character Elizabeth Bennet as she deals with issues of manners, upbringing, morality, education, and marriage in the society of the landed gentry of early 19th-century England. Elizabeth is the second of five daughters of a country gentleman living near the fictional town of Meryton in Hertfordshire, near London. Page 2 of a letter from Jane Austen to her sister Cassandra (11 June 1799) in which she first mentions Pride and Prejudice, using its working title First Impressions. (NLA) Though the story is set at the turn of the 19th century, it retains a fascination for modern readers, continuing near the top of lists of "most loved books" such as The Big Read. It has become one of the most popular novels in English literature and receives considerable attention from literary scholars. Modern interest in the book has resulted in a number of dramatic adaptations and an abundance of novels and stories imitating Austen's memorable characters or themes. To date, the book has sold some 20 million copies worldwide.
Jane Austen's works have stood the test of time so wonderfully that it is folly to review them. And as there is always a wide choice of publisher and price, in the end you probably choose by the cover illustration. But this little volume is different.
I already had the entire Austen collection published as Collectors Library, by Barnes and Noble, and hoped to find it again through Alibris, since B&N no longer publishes it. I was delighted with this copy, a gift for a young friend just becoming interested in Austen, particularly because of the Hugh Thomson illustrations. These sketches of that by-gone era bring the story to life.She was so happy with the beautiful little volume - gilt-edged pages, small size, its own ribbon bookmark!
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