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
    Dec 04, 2013

    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...

  • MacK
    Dec 03, 2013

    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...

  • Zo
    Sep 13, 2016

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

  • Hira
    May 23, 2013

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  • Elizabeth
    Dec 15, 2012

    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 ...

  • Troy
    Mar 20, 2009

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

  • Rolls
    Mar 12, 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 22, 2011

    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
    Apr 30, 2013

    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...

  • ?Miss A?
    Sep 20, 2016

    “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...

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