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Pride and Prejudice (Dover Thrift Editions) [Paperback]

by Jane Austen
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (56 customer reviews)

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April 12, 1995 0486284735 978-0486284736
In one of the most universally loved and admired English novels, a country squire of no great means must marry off his five vivacious daughters. Jane Austen's art transformed this effervescent tale of rural romance into a witty, shrewdly observed satire of English country life. A selection of the Common Core State Standards Initiative.

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In a remote Hertfordshire village, far off the good coach roads of George III's England, Mr. and Mrs. Bennet -- a country squire of no great means and his scatterbrained wife -- must marry off their five vivacious daughters. At the heart of this all-consuming enterprise are the headstrong second daughter Elizabeth and her aristocratic suitor Fitzwilliam Darcy, two lovers in whom pride and prejudice must be overcome before love can bring the novel to its magnificent conclusion.

Product Details

  • Series: Dover Thrift Editions
  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Dover Publications (April 12, 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0486284735
  • ISBN-13: 978-0486284736
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.2 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (56 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,920 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hey, I know these characters! February 22, 2000
Format:Paperback
My 13 year old daughter and I just finished reading this book and LOVED it! As we read the book, we kept noticing that many of the characters remind us of people we know! It was funny, and really says a lot for Jane Austen's insight on human nature. Her characters are very realistic in my opinion.
We learned from the book that in Jane Austen's time in England, it was very important to say and do the right things and to be excruciatingly polite. P&P can be tedious to read until you get used to the way they talk, but once you do it really makes it even more amusing to read.
I tried to read P&P once before a few years ago, but I only got about a third of the way through the book. I just couldn't understand it well enough. I would recommend to anyone who was put off by the book to give it another chance. See one of the excellent videos first if you don't understand it, and then come back and literally FEAST on the book, which is so much better! I know that reading it has expanded my ability to appreciate good literature, and I know I will read all of Jane Austen's novels now.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars reluctant reader rewarded April 25, 2012
Format:Paperback
When I started this book, I must say, it was with dragging feet. It was assigned to me for school and I was prepared for a sappy romance story, probably with big words, like most classics. The first half seemed to be living up to my expectations, minus the big words. In fact, it was so simply written that I began to wonder why it was called a classic at all. I know I may be speaking blasphemy according to some people, but all I could think in the beginning was that this was some twaddle about a bunch of giggly girls from the Victorian era! Then the middle came. At just about the exact middle of the book, things got interesting. Tension was rising; emotions were running like a river through rapids, and I was hooked. I suddenly found myself reading more chapters than I was assigned to that week, and of all the books I had to read in a week, that was the first one I picked up. I can't tell you any more specifically what grabbed me for fear of giving too much away, but I will tell you this: it may take awhile to get there, but it's well worth the wait. Once I had finished it I had to go back and read all my favorite parts! Now I, who sneered at Austen at the first, am planning on reading "Sense and Sensibility" over the summer. Austen, you have me converted!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars My Favorite Jane Austen August 23, 2013
By Ladyleo
Format:Paperback
Jane Austen has long been one of my favorite authors and "Pride and Prejudice" is by far my favorite among her books. This is a classic and timeless tale of romance and the often-ridiculous social mores that too often control people's lives. The love affairs between Jane and Mr. Bingley and Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy have entranced readers through the decades. I gave a 4 rating (instead of a 5) only because in today's fast-paced society, used to the instant gratification of TV and videos, Jane Austen's elaborate and descriptive writing style might be difficult for some people to stick with. For those of us who love the grandeur of the English language, that will never be a problem.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars AMAZING, EPIC June 20, 2012
Format:Paperback
What a wonderful book! This book was even better the 2nd time and now that I have brushed up on my P&P, I will hopefully be reading Mr. Darcy's Obsession next month. I love the book, "pride and prejudice" it's a wonderful story about a family in the 1700's and the classes of society. Reminds us how different things were. Has a Dramatic story with a beautiful classic love story intertwined. If I was to chose a modern day version of this book it would be Bridget Jones Diary, because she is in love with the man who is not who he seems to be, despises another man who she sees so wrong. Ends up falling in love with the man she thought of as a horrible man. What a great read. I also love my new book light! Target 9.99 was the best investment ever. I was surprised I was able to finish this book while we had company here, but with a few sleepless nights I breezed right through this book. I give this book 5 stars
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A classic November 10, 2013
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This is a classic and a must for any serious reader. It embodies the flavor, style, historical setting that appeals to anyone, but especially to Anglophiles.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book! September 21, 2013
By Tricia
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I absolutely love Jane Austin! I can't wait to get all of her books! I'm putting them on my Christmas wish list.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pride and Prejudice March 11, 2013
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I bought this book to go with the movie for my library. This is one of my most favored movies. Thanks.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Paperback book is made of paper. February 27, 2013
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The book had all the words in it, some might have been missing, but if they were, I didn't notice. Perfect for drooling on. Ni-i-ice.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent book
Forget the Zombies - this is the original and the best book. This is a classic tale of love with a fairy-tale ending.
Published 4 days ago by Sada Showell
5.0 out of 5 stars This is my favorite book
All the DVDs are good also. Buy "Lost in Austen" movie after you read the book. I did it backwards and saw the movie first. Read more
Published 8 days ago by Sandra M. Noll
5.0 out of 5 stars Pride and Prejudice (Dover Thrift Editions)
Excellent condition! A really great read for a really great cost! 5 stars for both excellent condition and for it being a great book!
Published 28 days ago by Stephanie Gomeringer
4.0 out of 5 stars A good buy
Very nice copy for a used book. A good deal on a classic. Thank you. My daughter loved it. :-)
Published 1 month ago by Janie Holloway
5.0 out of 5 stars Book
I enjoyed this book very much. It has an old-time English sort of tone but it is very interesting. It is a perfect book for hopeless romantics.
Published 1 month ago by Mayra Gonzalez
5.0 out of 5 stars needed for school
Good copy to use for school. It was inexpensive and got toy home quickly so my daughter could a start reading.
Published 7 months ago by Lisa
5.0 out of 5 stars A classic
I liked the slightly bigger print of this edition. The introduction was also very helpful and gave a good background to the author and the novel.
Published 7 months ago by Cynthia McCartney
5.0 out of 5 stars It's great!
Yes, it's a great book and movie. I really enjoyed it, as do most people. I love historical romance without all the sexy-bits. It's a classic.
Published 7 months ago by Anirta
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfection
Jane Austen's novels are always beautiful, as is this one. Such wit and sense all together in one book. You will love Elizabeth and Mr.Darcy.
Published 8 months ago by Amanda
5.0 out of 5 stars MY DREAM LIFE IF I LIVED IN BACK IN THE DAY :D
well, I'm fifteen years old and I read this book for school, and can I just say that I have never really enjoyed classics at all that much but this one....OMG!! this one was GOOD!! Read more
Published 8 months ago by ReadingIsMyLife
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are the kindle books abridged or unabridged or both?
The Kindle books are exactly the same as the paperback or hardcover versions of the books, unless otherwise noted. I have never run across a book that wasn't and I have had my Kindle for over a year. I'm not quite sure what Moab was looking at when he/she said that the Kindle book was 10 pages... Read more
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If P&P is my favorite, what others might I like?
You must read Fitzwilliam Darcy, Gentleman series of 3 novels by Pamela Aidan book 1 : An Assembly Such As This book 2 : Duty and Desire book 3 : These Three Remain This series tells the story of Pride and Prejudice from Darcy's point of view. Starting at the beginning when he and Bingly show... Read more
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Book suggestions: Old, non-typical romance
you can look for the book jane eyre by charlotte bronte that one was good and another would be beware of virtuous women but i forgot the author of that one( i think its a series) anyways that was another good one
Jul 14, 2008 by Sharon Henry |  See all 26 posts
pronunciation of Bennett in Pride and Predjudice
No, they're English, not French. It would be the same way it sounds to us who parle-Anglais: Ben-ett.
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