I teach English, and I asked my school to order this edition for my students, and the Penguin Classics edition showed up instead. I nearly swore at the person involved. Of course I restrained myself. Somewhat.
The materials in this book to aid students surpass the Penguin Classics by a mile--everything from the background material (the essay by Johnson is a must) to pictures of period fashions and architecture. Most high school students need all the help they can get, and there is no more help available in a single volume than here.
As far as I know, Norton Critical has never published P&P, but I know they'd do a good enough job to rival this. But for now, this is the edition you want, if you want to understand the book.
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I've always loved Pride and Prejudice, but this edition is so much more. The notes about the culture of the time really helped me to understand the book better. I found the front and back matter to be useful and interesting.