Pride and Prejudice



Pride and Prejudice It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife Thus memorably begins Jane Austen s Pride and Prejudice, one of the world s most popular novels Pride and Prejudice Austen s own darling child tells the story of fiercely independent Elizabeth Bennett, one of five sisters who must marry rich, as she confounds the arrogant, wealthy Mr Darcy What ensues is one of the most delightful and engrossingly readable courtships known to literature, written by a precocious Austen when she was just twenty one years old.Humorous and profound, and filled with highly entertaining dialogue, this witty comedy of manners dips and turns through drawing rooms and plots to reach an immensely satisfying finale In the words of Eudora Welty, Pride and Prejudice is as irresistible and as nearly flawless as any fiction could be. Best Read [ Pride and Prejudice ] by [ Jane Austen ] – heartforum.co.uk

Jane Austen 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 cementing her historical importance among scholars and critics.Austen lived her entire life as part of a close knit family located on the lower fringes of the English landed gentry Jane Austen 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 cementing her historical importance among scholars and critics.Austen lived her entire life as part of a close knit family located on the lower fringes of the English landed gentry She was educated primarily by her father and older brothers as well as through her own reading The steadfast support of her family was critical to her development as a professional writer Her artistic apprenticeship lasted from her teenage years until she was about 35 years old During this period, she experimented with various literary forms, including the epistolary novel which she tried then abandoned, and wrote and extensively revised three major novels and began a fourth From 1811 until 1816, with the release of Sense and Sensibility 1811 , Pride and Prejudice 1813 , Mansfield Park 1814 and Emma 1815 , she achieved success as a published writer She wrote two additional novels, Northanger Abbey and Persuasion, both published posthumously in 1818, and began a third, which was eventually titled Sanditon, but died before completing it.Austen s works critique the novels of sensibility of the second half of the 18th century and are part of the transition to 19th century realism Her plots, though fundamentally comic, highlight the dependence of women on marriage to secure social standing and economic security Her work brought her little personal fame and only a few positive reviews during her lifetime, but the publication in 1869 of her nephew s A Memoir of Jane Austen introduced her to a wider public, and by the 1940s she had become widely accepted in academia as a great English writer The second half of the 20th century saw a proliferation of Austen scholarship and the emergence of a Janeite fan culture

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  • Paperback
  • 279 pages
  • Pride and Prejudice
  • Jane Austen
  • English
  • 06 February 2017
  • 0679783261

10 thoughts on “Pride and Prejudice

  1. Stephen says:

    6.0 stars Confessionthis book gave me an earth shattering Janeaustegasm and I am feeling a bit spent and vulnerable at the moment, so please bear with me You see, I decided I wanted to getliterated by reading the classicals in between my steady flow of science fiction, mystery and horror The question was where to begin.After sherlocking through my Easton Press collection, I started by pulling out my Dickens and reading A Tale of Two Cities which I thought was jaw dropping AMAZO and 6.0 stars Confessionthis book gave me an earth shattering Janeaustegasm and I am feeling a bit spent and vulnerable at the moment, so please bear with me You see, I decided I wanted to getliterated by reading the classicals in between my steady flow of science fiction, mystery and horror The question was where to begin.After sherlocking through my Easton Press collection, I started by pulling out my Dickens and reading A Tale of Two Cities which I thought was jaw dropping AMAZO and left me feeling warm, satisfied and content It also made me made retrospectively pleased that I named my youngest daughter Sydney.After Two City Tale ing, I decided to give this book a whirl as I kept seeing it ...

  2. Elizabeth says:

    NOTE The review you are about to read was written in 2009 2009 That s almost 10 years ago I was 17 and thought I was the smartest person ever In all honesty I barely remember this book So, negative comments regarding my intelligence are no longer necessary They will be ignored As they have been for probably 6 years now CARRY ON P.S Can we all just LOL at my use of the words mind numbing balls HA This book is quite possibly the most insipid novel I have ever read in my life Why th NOTE The review you are about to read was written in 2009 2009 That s almost 10 years ago I was 17 and thought I was the smartest person ever In all honesty I barely remember this book So, negative comments regarding my intelligence are no longer necessary They will be ignored As they have been for probably 6 years now CARRY ON P.S Can we all just LOL at my use of the words mind numbing balls HA This book is quite possibly the most insipid novel I have ever read in my life Why this book is so highly treasured by society is beyond me It is 345 pages of nothing The characters are like wispy shadow...

  3. MacK says:

    Where my massive crush on Jane Austen began alone, on a hot day in Montana, cursing her name.I had to read it for AP English and I could not see the point Girls need to marry Girls can t get married Girls are sad Girls get married Girls are happy.I went to school to half heartedly discuss it and waffled and wavered in an effort to please my teacher Finally she said was it good or not, Ben No it wasn t Thank younow read this twenty pages of literary criticism for homework Twenty Where my massive crush on Jane Austen began alone, on a hot day in Montana, cursing her name.I had to read it for AP English and I could not see the point Girls need to marry Girls can t get married Girls are sad Girls get married Girls are happy.I went to school to half heartedly discuss it and waffled and wavered in an effort to please my teacher Finally s...

  4. Zoë says:

    THIS BOOK IS MY JAM JANE AUSTEN IS MY JAM I LOVE EVERYTHING ABOUT HER AND THIS BOOK READ THIS BOOK THAT IS ALL.

  5. Hailey (HaileyinBookland) says:

    I finally did it And I loved it

  6. Troy says:

    I was forced to read this by my future wife.I was not, however, forced to give it 5 stars.

  7. Rolls says:

    Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen started off annoying me and ended up enchanting me Up until about page one hundred I found this book vexing, frivolous and down right tedious I now count myself as a convert to the Austen cult I must confess I have been known to express an antipathy for anything written or set before 1900 I just cannot get down with corsets, outdoor plumbing and buggy rides Whenever someone dips a quill into an inkwell my eyes glaze over This is a shortcoming I readily Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen started off annoying me and ended up enchanting me Up until about page one hundred I found this book vexing, frivolous and down right tedious I now count myself as a convert to the Austen cult I must confess I have been known to express an antipathy for anything written or set before 1900 I just cannot get down with corsets, outdoor plumbing and buggy rides Whenever someone dips a quill into an inkwell my eyes glaze over This is a shortcoming I readily own up to but have no desire to correct So I admit to not starting this book with the highest of hopes I did really enjoy Ang Lee s Sense and Sensibility however and so when my friend threw the gauntlet down I dutifully picked it up.Boy did I hate him at first To get anywhere with this book one has to i...

  8. Anne says:

    Critics who consider Austen s works trivial because of their rigid, upper class setting, wealthy characters, domestic, mannered plots and happy endings are almost totally disconnected from reality, as far as I can tell What can they possibly expect an upper middle class English woman to write about in 1813 but what she knows or can imagine Sci fi A history of the American Revolution A real life expos of underage exploitation in the garment district of London Come on What other setting can Critics who consider Austen s works trivial because of their rigid, upper class setting, wealthy characters, domestic, mannered plots and happy endings are almost totally disconnected from reality, as far as I can tell What can they possibly expect an upper middle class English woman to write about in 1813 but what she knows or can imagine Sci fi A history of the American Revolution A real life expos of underage exploitation in the garment district of London Come on What other setting can she be expected to tackle with authority Austen s value lies in her portraiture her char...

  9. Richard Derus says:

    Well loathed books I ve re readRating 4 very annoyed, crow feathered stars out of fiveThe Book Report No Seriously If your first language isn t English, or if you re like nine years old, you might not know the story Note use of conditional My Review All right All right, dammit I re read the bloody thing I gave it two stars before I was wrong headed and obtuse and testosterone poisoned I refuse to give it five stars, though Look, I ve admitted I was wrong about how beautiful the writ Well loathed books I ve re readRating 4 very annoyed, crow feathered stars out of fiveThe Book Report No Seriously If your first language isn t English, or if you re like nine years old, you might not know the story Note use of conditional My Review All right All right, dammit I re read the bloody thing I gave it two stars before I was wrong headed and obtuse and testosterone poisoned I refuse to give it five stars, though Look, I ve admitted I was wrong about how beautiful the writing is, and how amusing the story is Don t push.Stephen Sullivan, who rated this with six stars of five, is now on a summer travel break from Goodreads, so I can publish this admission He was right It is a wonderful book I had to grow into it, much as I had to grow into my love for Mrs Dalloway But now that I m here, I am a full on fa...

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