Pride And Prejudice, Paperback book

Pride And Prejudice[Paperback]

by Jane Austen

4.44 out of 5 (390 ratings)

Wordsworth Editions Ltd 
Publication Date:
05 May 1992 


Introduction and Notes by Dr Ian Littlewood, University of Sussex. Pride and Prejudice, which opens with one of the most famous sentences in English Literature, is an ironic novel of manners. In it the garrulous and empty-headed Mrs Bennet has only one aim - that of finding a good match for each of her five daughters. In this she is mocked by her cynical and indolent husband. With its wit, its social precision and, above all, its irresistible heroine, Pride and Prejudice has proved one of the most enduringly popular novels in the English language.

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  • What a refreshing time to revisit Jane Austen. The manners and mores of the time come alive in her introspective description of all these characters.

    5.00 out of 5


  • What is there to say about Pride and Prejudice that hasn't been said in a million different ways, by a million different devoted fans and readers? I'll resist giving a synopsis of this most famous novel, not only by Austen, but also by just about any author. There really is something that we readers love about Elizabeth Bennett, with her spunky ability to zing a proud Mr. Darcy, and the brooding compassion and love demonstrated by Mr. Darcy for Elizabeth. We love this novel. I really think that our love and appreciation for Mr. Darcy comes from an observation made by Anne in the series Anne of Green Gables when she remarks that it's not that we want a man that is bad, but could, but chooses not to be. It's somewhere in the fact that they KNOW about the badness, but show you their fortitude not to embrace it. While I think that the book takes awhile to get into completely, the plot builds in such a way that you get sucked in and have to keep reading...even if you already know what's going to happen.

    5.00 out of 5


  • One of my favorite novels of all time. A truly delightful and lyrical novel.

    5.00 out of 5


  • In early nineteenth-century England, a spirited young woman copes with the courtship of a snobbish gentleman as well as the romantic entanglements of her four sisters. What can I say? I love it. This was a third reading, and I enjoyed it just as much as I thought I would. Oh, and if you haven't read it yet, consider yourself cyber-smacked on the hand.

    5.00 out of 5


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