Jane Austen's Pride & Prejudice is consistently on bestseller lists and lists of personal favorites. Elizabeth Bennett is prejudiced against Mr. Darcy, partly due to wounded pride, and partly due to false accusations and clouded misunderstanding. Mr. Darcy has an inordinate amount of pride that gets in the way of his desired relationship with Elizabeth. Set in the Regency world of balls, empire-waist gowns, and witty, polite manners, Austen's novel expertly combines astute observation, satirical social commentary, and a heart-felt love story. 435 pages with explanatory end-notes, softcover.
Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 480 Vendor: Penguin Classics Dimensions: 7.80 X 5.00 X 0.90 (inches)
ISBN: 0141439513 ISBN-13: 9780141439518 Availability: In Stock
Few have failed to be charmed by the witty and independent spirit of Elizabeth Bennet. Her early determination to dislike Mr. Darcy is a prejudice only matched by the folly of his arrogant pride. Their first impressions give way to true feelings in a comedy profoundly concerned with happiness and how it might be achieved.
Edited with an Introduction by Vivien Jones
Jane Austen (1775-1817) lived in and wrote about Regency England. She completed six novels, four of which were published during her lifetime.
Vivien Jones is a senior lecturer in English at the University of Leeds.