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Pride and Prejudice Paperback – November 22, 2015
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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. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
From Library Journal
Austen is the hot property of the entertainment world with new feature film versions of Persuasion and Sense and Sensibility on the silver screen and Pride and Prejudice hitting the TV airwaves on PBS. Such high visibility will inevitably draw renewed interest in the original source materials. These new Modern Library editions offer quality hardcovers at affordable prices.
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
Top customer reviews
This reviewer thinks Marvel Comic's adaption of "P&P" can fairly be called a success. Writer Nancy Butler and artist Hugo Petrus capture the essentials of Miss Jane Austen's classic romance in graphic novel format. Inevitably, the storyline has been compressed, and the dialogue was been slightly modernized, but fans should have no problem recognizing the story of the Bennets, the Bingleys, and Mr. Darcy. The best of the dialogue has been preserved while those readers familar with the 1995 BBC TV presentation or the 2005 movie version will recognize a somewhat similar visual presentation.
"Pride & Prejudice" the graphic novel is very highly recommended to those Jane Austen fans looking for a way to introduce their digital-age children or grandchildren to a classic romance novel in a form that is apt to hold their attention, and perhaps motivate them to read the original.
Read this masterpiece, you will love it.
This. Is. GORGEOUS! A must-have for Pride and Prejudice/Jane Austen collectors. The illustrations are amazing, and the little details, like the images on the edges of the pages, and the fold out pages in the center, are a real treat. I love it. Too beautiful to pass up.
The characters are so well drawn, the follies so well orchestrated and the times captured in so much detail it almost takes your breath away. The writing is truly beautiful and flows over the reader like the softest piece of silk. The sentences are intricately constructed yet easily comprehensible and the meaning is not lost even though a single sentence might cover a third of a page. Jane Austen's mastery of the English language is more remarkable today in this age of acronyms and sentence fragments than it was in her own time, I am sure.
The story itself is incredibly detailed and the characters are drawn in a depth that is not commonly seen today. Eliza Bennett understands herself incredibly well and is able to recognize when she has made a mistake and rectify it in a gracious way that does not occur today. She is also able to repel unkind inquiries and remarks just as graciously. What she is not so easily able to do is forgive the chance hearing of an unkind remark said in a moment of pride. Hearing an unkind description of her appearance that is said by Mr. Darcy at a dance, she takes an instant dislike to him and from then on proceeds to be as unkind to him as her generous nature will allow. Mr. Darcy, however, after uttering these fateful words that he does not know were overheard, begins to have an attraction to Elizabeth that he fights for months afterwards. When he finally surrenders to his strong feelings for her, Eliza rejects him so utterly that he is shocked beyond recognition. He sets about trying to rectify her perceptions of him and is making a sound beginning when the unthinkable occurs. Can he overcome his pride? Can she overcome her prejudice?
Listening to an excellent narration of this classic was almost as fun as understanding the story with the help of Mrs. Martindale, my saintly English Lit teacher, all those years ago. Rosamund Pike does a rather astounding performance. All of the voices she creates are well done, singular, and fun to listen to. I couldn't stop listening and enjoyed every second of it!