Pride and Prejudice Hardback
by Jane Austen
Edited by Vivien Jones
Part of the Penguin Clothbound Classics series
Part of Penguin's beautiful hardback Clothbound Classics series, designed by the award-winning Coralie Bickford-Smith, these delectable and collectible editions are bound in high-quality colourful, tactile cloth with foil stamped into the design.
When Elizabeth Bennet first meets eligible bachelor Fitzwilliam Darcy, she thinks him arrogant and conceited; he is indifferent to her good looks and lively mind.
When she later discovers that Darcy has involved himself in the troubled relationship between his friend Bingley and her beloved sister Jane, she is determined to dislike him more than ever.
In the sparkling comedy of manners that follows, Jane Austen shows the folly of judging by first impressions and superbly evokes the friendships,gossip and snobberies of provincial middle-class life.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 480 pages, black & white line drawings
- Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 01/11/2008
- Category: Classic fiction (pre c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780141040349
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Review by lizzybeans11
Why has it taken me so long to review this book? It is a masterpiece!It is truly Austen's best work. It has stood the test of time, and I feel will continue to do so for many centuries to come. This is a classic story of boy-meets-girl with tension and love, and most importantly, character! This is one of only a few books where I've purchased multiple copies, in multiple formats, and will continue to do so as the literary world develops.
Review by BruceCoulson
I read it. Fortunately on a Nook. I don't see the appeal, or why it's considered a 'classic'. The characters are unlikable, and the long winding plot made it a difficult read. I don't think this has aged well.
Review by sighedtosleep
I cannot lie: I think this book is really cute. It’s like me and romantic comedies: I imagine them to be stupid and shallow but I end up being taken in by them and their predictable plot developments. But I guess Pride and Prejudice is not your average romantic comedy, although it may very well be the origin of the modern romantic comedy.<br/><br/>Chances are you’ve heard of Mr. Darcy if you have ever heard a somewhat literate teenage girl talk or have ever been to a romance section of a bookstore. I was worried because of this that I was about to step into the early 19th century version of Twilight, but I should have more faith in my classic literature because not only is it cute, which is probably a terrible adjective to give to pieces of classic literature, but it is also witty and smart. Of course it is. I guess you could say that I was prejudiced against this book. Oh ho ho.<br/><br/>Austen is brilliant. I was not prepared in the slightest for discovering her mastery of character. Mr. Collins is a fantastic creation, and every single character was believable and delightful. Reading this book is plain fun, and I am honestly looking forward to picking up another novel of hers. Perhaps Emma.