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Pride and Prejudice
by Jane Austen

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Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen Overview

“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife.” So begins Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen’s witty comedy of manners—one of the most popular novels of all time—that features splendidly civilized sparring between the proud Mr. Darcy and the prejudiced Elizabeth Bennet as they play out their spirited cour “It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife.” So begins Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen’s witty comedy of manners—one of the most popular novels of all time—that features splendidly civilized sparring between the proud Mr. Darcy and the prejudiced Elizabeth Bennet as they play out their spirited courtship in a series of eighteenth-century drawing-room intrigues. Renowned literary critic and historian George Saintsbury in 1894 declared it the “most perfect, the most characteristic, the most eminently quintessential of its author’s works,” and Eudora Welty in the twentieth century described it as “irresistible and as nearly flawless as any fiction could be.” --back cover

Jane Austen

About Pride and Prejudice Description

Jane Austen was an English novelist whose works of romantic fiction, set among the landed gentry, earned her a place as one of the most widely read writers in English literature, her realism and biting social commentary cementing her historical importance among scholars and critics. Austen lived her entire life as part of a close-knit family located on the lower fringes of the English landed gentry

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Original Title Pride and Prejudice ISBN 0679783261 (ISBN13: 9780679783268 ) Edition Language English Characters Mr. Bennet, Mrs. Bennet, Jane Bennet, Elizabeth Bennet, Mary Bennet...more , Kitty Bennet, Lydia Bennet, Louisa Hurst, Caroline Bingley, Fitzwilliam Darcy, Georgiana Darcy, Lady Catherine de Bourgh, Anne de Bourgh, Colonel Fitzwilliam, Mr. Gardiner, Mrs. Gardiner, Sir William Lucas, Lady Lucas, Charlotte Lucas, Maria Lucas, Mr. Darcy, Charles Bingley, George Wickham, Mr. William Collins...less setting England Hertfordshire, England (United Kingdom) Derbyshire, England (United Kingdom) (3793)