Description : Pride and Prejudice is a novel by Jane Austen, first published in 1813. The story follows the main character Elizabeth Bennet as she deals with issues of manners, upbringing, morality, education, and marriage in the society of the landed gentry of early 19th-century England. Elizabeth is the second of five daughters of a country gentleman living near the fictional town of Meryton in Hertfordshire, near London. Though the story is set at the turn of the 19th century, it retains a fascination for modern readers, continuing near the top of lists of 'most loved books' such as The Big Read. It has become one of the most popular novels in English literature and receives considerable attention from literary scholars. Modern interest in the book has resulted in a number of dramatic adaptations and an abundance of novels and stories imitating Austen's memorable characters or themes. To date, the book has sold some 20 million copies worldwide. As Anna Quindlen wrote, "Pride and Prejudice is also about that thing that all great novels consider, the search for self. And it is the first great novel to teach us that that search is as surely undertaken in the drawing room making small talk as in the pursuit of a great white whale or the public punishment of adultery." Jane Austen (1775 – 1817) was an English novelist whose works of romantic fiction, set among the landed gentry, earned her a place as one of the most widely read writers in English literature. Her realism and biting social commentary have gained her historical importance among scholars and critics.
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Description : This Top Five Classics illustrated edition of Pride and Prejudice includes: • 36 Full-Color Illustrations from the 1898 and 1907 editions by the brothers Charles E. and Henry M. Brock • Introduction • Author Bio and Bibliography “It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife.” So begins one of the most popular and beloved novels of all time, Jane Austen’s masterpiece, Pride and Prejudice. This Top Five Classics edition adheres to the original 1813 text and has been carefully proofread for errors and elegantly and expertly formatted for ereaders.
Description : This special edition of Pride and Prejudice includes the famous illustrations by Henry Matthew Brock, originally created in 1898. Brock and his brothers were all successful illustrators of the day and often posed for each other using costumes, props and furniture in their Cambridge studio. Brock?s older brother Charles also illustrated other editions of Pride and Prejudice, and joined him in illustrating other Austen releases for this set of 1898 editions. Pride and Prejudice was published anonymously in 1813. It was Jane Austen?s second novel and became her most popular. Considered by many to be the very first romance novel, the book features Elizabeth, an independent-minded heroine, and Darcy, a dark, brooding, rich, handsome hero. Jane Austen?s wit and insight into human nature are legendary and make Pride and Prejudice a book to be savored over and over again. Pride and Prejudice is the deceptively simple story of Elizabeth Bennet, second eldest of five unmarried daughters of an affable country gentleman and a very silly lady whose mission in life is to marry them off. When a wealthy young man moves into the neighborhood, he brings with him his friend Mr. Darcy, who falls in love with Elizabeth - much to his own chagrin - after insulting her and earning the derision of the entire neighborhood. The necessity for both of them to overcome their pride and see each other for the people they really are is the backbone of an enduring comedy of manners and love story.
Description : ILLUSTRATED EDITION with Jane Austen biography and Pride and Prejudice foreword. Since its immediate success in 1813, Pride and Prejudice has remained one of the most popular novels in the English language. Jane Austen called this brilliant work "her own darling child" and its vivacious heroine, Elizabeth Bennet, "as delightful a creature as ever appeared in print." The romantic clash between the opinionated Elizabeth and her proud beau, Mr. Darcy, is a splendid performance of civilized sparring. And Jane Austen's radiant wit sparkles as her characters dance a delicate quadrille of flirtation and intrigue, making this book the most superb comedy of manners of Regency England. Minimalist Classics publishes classic books with minimalist covers and finest quality. Minimalist Classics paperbacks are formatted as 6 x 9 with readable font and durable paper. They are not those underpriced unreadable books with huge sizes and tiny fonts. We create a life-long reading experience for our beloved readers. We respect your joy of reading. Enjoy our print and ebook editions.
Description : Mr. Bennet of the Longbourn estate has five daughters, but his property is entailed, meaning that none of the girls can inherit it. His wife has no fortune, so it is imperative that at least one of the girls marry well in order to support the others on his death. Jane Austen's opening line, "It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife" is a sentence filled with irony and playfulness. The novel revolves around the importance of marrying for love, not simply for money, despite the social pressures to make a good (i.e. wealthy) match....Derrière les aventures sentimentales des cinq filles Bennet, Jane Austen dépeint fidèlement les rigidités de la société anglaise au tournant des XVIIIe et XIXe siècles. À travers le comportement et les réflexions d'Elizabeth Bennet, son personnage principal, elle soulève les problèmes auxquels sont confrontées les femmes de la petite gentry campagnarde pour s'assurer sécurité économique et statut social.
Description : Pride and Prejudice traces the life of the Bennet sisters in the Victorian times. It addresses ideas of morality, social standing of women, class divide and its idiosyncrasies through the experiences of Elizabeth Bennet, the second daughter of Mr and Mrs Bennet. All is calm and quiet in Longbourne until the summer when the mild-mannered Mr Bingley and his uptight friend Mr Darcy rent the nearby estate of Netherfield Park. Mr Bingley falls instantly for the shy, sensitive Jane, the eldest of the five Bennet girls, but sparks fly when Elizabeth and Mr Darcy meet. And so enters love, and with it comes turmoil into their young lives. Will Jane and Mr Bingley get together, despite their social differences? Will Elizabeth look beyond her first impressions of Mr Darcy? How will their choices affect their future as well as that of their sisters? This classic novel answers all this as Jane Austen skilfully weaves various themes that were quintessential to the lives of the landed gentry in early 19th century England.
Description : There's a ball at Netherfield and you are invited! Join Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy as they dance through, not only the great ball room, but this illustrated learning guide to Jane Austen s most famous novel. With our simplified, kid-friendly summary and analysis this fanciful piece of classic literature will delight both children and parents. More than picture books, KinderGuides(r) offer an interactive story time for adult literature fans and children, or as we like to call them future lit fans. Our illustrated guides introduce the greatest literary works to children everywhere, and lay the foundation for a lifelong appreciation of literacy, and our most beloved classics. * Winner of the 2016 Moonbeam Award for Best Children's Picture Book series!"
Description : The finest illustrations ever done to Austen's work, and first published in 1894. This unique and lovely volume features illustrations depicting scenes from Jane Austen's masterwork, accompanied by excerpts from the beloved novel. Victorian artist Hugh Thomson's (1860-1920) drawings, delicately coloured for this special edition, have long been considered the perfect complement to Austen's witty and elegant prose. So perfectly matched were the style and sensibility of Thomson's illustrations to Austen's elegant comedy of manners that he remains today the foremost illustrator of her works. A marvellous gift edition to be treasured by any Austen fan or lover of fine book illustration.