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Pride and Prejudice

ISBN-10: 0194237621

ISBN-13: 9780194237628

Edition: N/A

Authors: Jane Austen, Jennifer Bassett

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The moment I first met you, I noticed your pride, your sense of superiority, and your selfish disdain for the feelings of others. You are the last man in the world whom I could ever be persuaded to marry, said Elizabeth Bennet. And so Elizabeth rejects the proud Mr Darcy. Can nothing overcome her prejudice against him? And what about her sisters - their fortunes, and misfortunes in getting husbands? This famous novel by Jane Austen is full of wise and humorous observation of the people and manners of her times.
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Book details

List price: $9.38
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/29/2007
Binding: Paperback
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.286
Language: English

Jane Austen's life is striking for the contrast between the great works she wrote in secret and the outward appearance of being quite dull and ordinary. Austen was born in the small English town of Steventon in Hampshire, and educated at home by her clergyman father. She was deeply devoted to her family. For a short time, the Austens lived in the resort city of Bath, but when her father died, they returned to Steventon, where Austen lived until her death at the age of 41. Austen was drawn to literature early, she began writing novels that satirized both the writers and the manners of the 1790's. Her sharp sense of humor and keen eye for the ridiculous in human behavior gave her works lasting appeal. She is at her best in such books as Pride and Prejudice (1813), Mansfield Park (1814), and Emma (1816), in which she examines and often ridicules the behavior of small groups of middle-class characters. Austen relies heavily on conversations among her characters to reveal their personalities, and at times her novels read almost like plays. Several of them have, in fact, been made into films.