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  • Hardcover: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Voyageur Press (January 1, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0760344361
  • ISBN-13: 978-0760344361
  • Product Dimensions: 8.6 x 6.8 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #379,762 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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“We can't get enough of Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy, oh, no, we cannot. And this attractive volume by Susannah Fullerton, president of Australia's Jane Austen Society, helps get at the many reasons why that is.” - Minneapolis Star-Tribune

About the Author

SUSANNAH FULLERTON is President of the Jane Austen Society of Australia and has lectured extensively around the world on Jane Austen's life and novels. She is the author of Jane Austen and Crime, a book described by Claire Tomalin as 'essential reading for every Janeite'. She lives in Sydney, Australia. Her other title for Frances Lincoln is A Dance with Jane Austen.

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This is a delightful read!
Marion
This is an excellent handbook for what you want to know about the publication of Pride and Prejudice and Jane Austen's feeling for the book.
Leah
Excellent book well worth reading .Full of very useful information .Susannah certainly knows her subject,keep up the great work.
Diva

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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Anthea on January 2, 2013
Format: Hardcover
It is impossible to imagine a better celebration of my favourite novel than this fabulous new book. Having read Susannah Fullerton's ground-breaking 'Jane Austen and Crime', I approached this book with high expectations - they were exceeded. The book tells the fascinating story of how 'Pride and Prejudice' came to be published, the initial reactions to the novel and how from the very beginning it gained fervent admirers, and then it shows the incredible growth in popularity over the decades.
There is an intriguing chapter on the translations of the novel. I had no idea that a French translation appeared the very year in which the novel was first published, though it does sound as if it did no justice to the book whatsoever! I especially enjoyed the chapter on the first sentence. I knew it was famous, but had little understanding of why it has become so famous and what richness there is in just that one sentence. The chapter on sequels and prequels was eye-opening - I knew there were lots of them out there, but had no conception of just what lengths they go to and how weird and wonderful some of them are. And then there was the most interesting chapter about all the merchandise - 'Pride and Prejudice' quotes on skateboards, or nappies, T-shirts and china. I boggled over all the stuff that quotes or imitates 'Pride and Prejudice' in some way.
'Celebrating Pride and Prejudice' has some fantastic illustrations too, so is a joy to look at as well as to read. I had never seen the illustrations by Robert Ball or Phillip Gough before, and loved seeing the Dutch Mr Darcy and pictures from lesser known film versions.
My only complaint about this book was that it came to an end. If I could give it 10 stars out of 5 I would do so. Jane Austen would have been delighted to think her "darling child" was being celebrated in such a beautifully written, comprehensive, entertaining and thought-provoking book.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Laurel Ann VINE VOICE on February 13, 2013
Format: Hardcover
"It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife."

Besides being trotted out for the opening of every news article containing anything vaguely related to PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, its author, its characters, its plot or any other self-serving cause, I have seen this famous first line from the novel on T shirts, mugs, book bags and stationary. It is indeed a truth universally acknowledged that PRIDE AND PREJUDICE is a phenomenon!

Exalted by scholars and embraced by the masses, it is indeed a literary treasure for the everyman. In this year of its 200th birthday, the outpouring of celebration in the press, online and in print confirms our longstanding love affair and addiction. We just can't get enough of it.

Just in time for the year-long festivities is CELEBRATING PRIDE AND PREJUDICE: 200 YEARS OF JANE AUSTEN'S MASTERPIECE, an in-depth exploration of Jane Austen's classic novel by Susannah Fullerton. At 240 pages, it is packed full of text and many full-color illustrations--something for everyone from the novice reader to veteran Janeite. The volume covers a range of topics as the chapters are broken down by categories such as the writing of, the reactions to, the style of, the heroine, the hero, illustrations, sequels and adaptations, theatrical versions, and, of course a whole chapter devoted to the famous opening line quoted above.

My "first impressions" of this tribute to one of my favorite novels was the stunning cover resplendent with the plume of a peacock (the iconic symbol or pride) and appropriately in peacock blue! They say you should never judge a book by its cover, but I do. If a publisher does not care enough about that "first impression" then why should I buy their book?
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Marion on January 6, 2013
Format: Hardcover
This is a delightful read! Jane Austen would have felt great pride if she could have read it herself. Susannah Fullerton does great justice to this celebration of 200 years of Pride and Prejudice with her deep love and knowledge of the book and it's author.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Diva on January 4, 2013
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Excellent book well worth reading .Full of very useful information .Susannah certainly knows her subject,keep up the great work.Thank you
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Kristin Jolley on January 28, 2013
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Since I enjoy most anything having to do with Jane Austen, I had high hopes for this book. However, I winced from cover to cover over Fullerton's use of superlatives, blatant opinions stated as fact (several of which I heartily disagreed with), and the shallowness with which she dealt with her wide scope of topics. This book would be okay if you are looking for a quick jaunt through the world of Austen, but if you are an Austen fan looking for in-depth analysis and information, you would be well served to look somewhere else.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Bibliophile on December 29, 2012
Format: Hardcover
At the conclusion of her assessment of Pride & Prejudice, Susannah Fullerton likens the novel to the ultimate precious stone. Her book provides the ideal reading companion for JA's most famous creation. From the Austen novice to the dedicated Janeite, there is something here to resonate with all. Far from losing sight of the unique sparkling tone of her subject, the author demonstrates perfect pitch in her discussion of the famous opening sentence, full range of characters, film and theatre versions and the industry that has grown from them. And there is much more besides, showing the author's deep knowledge of and affection for P&P. Here is a celebration that deserves complete appreciation.
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