- Series: Penguin Classics
- Paperback: 480 pages
- Publisher: Penguin Books; Reprint. edition (December 31, 2002)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0141439513
- ISBN-13: 978-0141439518
- Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 0.8 x 7.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 10.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 7,863 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,124 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Jane Austen was born on December 16, 1775 at Steventon near Basingstoke, the seventh child of the rector of the parish. She lived with her family at Steventon until they moved to Bath when her father retired in 1801. After his death in 1805, she moved around with her mother; in 1809, they settled in Chawton, near Alton, Hampshire. Here she remained, except for a few visits to London, until in May 1817 she moved to Winchester to be near her doctor. There she died on July 18, 1817. As a girl Jane Austen wrote stories, including burlesques of popular romances. Her works were only published after much revision, four novels being published in her lifetime. These are Sense and Sensibility (1811), Pride and Prejudice (1813), Mansfield Park (1814) and Emma(1816). Two other novels, Northanger Abbey and Persuasion, were published posthumously in 1818 with a biographical notice by her brother, Henry Austen, the first formal announcement of her authorship. Persuasion was written in a race against failing health in 1815-16. She also left two earlier compositions, a short epistolary novel, Lady Susan, and an unfinished novel, The Watsons. At the time of her death, she was working on a new novel, Sanditon, a fragmentary draft of which survives.
Vivien Jones is a senior lecturer in English at the University of Leeds.
Tony Tanner was a Fellow of King’s College, Cambridge and a professor of English and American literature at the University of Cambridge. He died in December 1998.
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Hundreds of romance novels penned since Pride and Prejudice feature a sparring couple who fall in love despite a strong initial dislike of one another. However, I've never read one that used this trope as wonderfully as Jane Austen's masterwork.
I came to Pride and Prejudice relatively spoiler free, and although it did not engage my emotions like Sense and Sensibility did, and it started out slowly for me, I was soon enthralled by Austen's characters, their witty observations and the story of prejudiced Elizabeth Bennett and proud Mr. Darcy.
Austen had an unerring eye for human foibles, and her writing about them is so spot on I wanted to stand up and cheer.
"For what do we live, but to make sport for our neighbors, and laugh at them in our turn?"
"We all love to instruct, though we can teach only what is not worth knowing."
"Elizabeth found that nothing was beneath this great lady's attention, which could furnish her with an occasion of dictating to others."
"Marriage ... was the only provision for well-educated young women of small fortune, and however uncertain of giving happiness, must be their pleasantest preservative from want."
I enjoy the occasional fluffy romance as much as anyone, but the real strength of Pride and Prejudice was Austen's refusal to sugarcoat. She laid bare the hypocrisies of her society and the obstacles it put in the path of individual happiness - especially the happiness of women.
Her clear-eyed realism made me believe wholeheartedly in Elizabeth and Darcy's romance across all barriers of class and understanding.
Kate Reading was a pleasant reader with the ability to distinguish characters with slight variations of pitch and tone and a knack for playing up the novel's most sardonic moments.
Wonderful story by the beloved Jane Austen.
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