Pride and Prejudice (The Cambridge Edition of the Works of Jane Austen)
'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,... show more
'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.
Publish date: 2006-08-21
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Pages no: 622
Edition language: English
Jane Austen - author of many books, talents and emotions. Her books are one of my favorites.
April's book from the 1001 books to Read Before You Die list. I had tried to read this novel years ago in French. I didn't get very far. In it's original form it's a lovely ride along side a family bound by society rules but who also defies them in every way they can. Austen's irony taints every mov...
When I first picked up "Pride and Prejudice" it was with a certain sense of dread. Yes, I saw and enjoyed the movie by Joe Wright, but I was convinced that the book would be something that only a woman could enjoy. Guys don't do romance novels, right? Well...The famous opening line made me laugh,...
This was the first Jane Austen novel I've ever read, and I must admit that it was a bit difficult to get into and complete. The style of language is so prim and proper, often requiring that I reread sections in order to comprehend them. Overall, the book was all right, and at the very least, it made...