Pride and Prejudice
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Pride and Prejudice

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“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 Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen’s witty comedy of manners—one of the most popular novels of all time—that features splendidly civilized sparring between the proud Mr. Darcy and the prejudiced Elizabeth Bennet as they play out their spirited courtship in a series of eighteenth-century drawing-room intrigues. Renowned literary critic and historian George Saintsbury in 1894 declared it the “most perfect, the most characteristic, the most eminently quintessential of its author’s works,” and Eudora Welty in the twentieth century described it as “irresistible and as nearly flawless as any fiction could be.”
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Title:Pride and Prejudice
Edition Language:English
ISBN:0679783261
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:279 pages

    Pride and Prejudice Reviews

  • Stephen
    Mar 16, 2010

    6.0 stars. Confession...this 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 get more l...

  • Elizabeth
    Nov 30, 2008

    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 ...

  • MacK
    Aug 12, 2007

    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 marrie...

  • Troy
    Mar 20, 2009

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

  • Hira
    Jul 03, 2009

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  • Rolls
    Mar 07, 2007

    "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 ...

  • Anne
    Feb 25, 2008

    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...

  • Richard Derus
    Jun 24, 2010

    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...

  • Ana
    Nov 26, 2015

    “We are all fools in love.” Why didn't I read this book sooner?I must admit, I didn't initially understand all the fuss surrounding this novel. I did not understand why so many millions of reader...

  • Anne
    Nov 15, 2008

    Mr. Darcy...*swoons*First, we need to clear something up. Colin Firth is the only Mr. Darcy.That other Mr. Darcy was horrible! No, no, no, no, nooooo!Make it stop. Make. It. Stop. Tell the bad man to ...

About Jane Austen

Jane Austen

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