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The novels of Jane Austen : the text based on collation of the early editionsVol. 2: Pride and prejudice (3rd ed)

By: Austen, Jane Chapman, R. W.(Volume editor)

Part of the Oxford Illustrated Jane Austen series
019254702X / 9780192547026
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19 cm xiii, 416p. : ill.
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Facsimile reprint of the 1932 edition.

"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 perfect 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. "Pride and Prejudice seems as vital today as ever, " writes Anna Quindlen in her introduction to this Modern Library edition. "It is a pure joy to read." Eudora Welty agrees: "The gaiety is unextinguished, the irony has kept its bite, the reasoning is still sweet, the sparkle undiminished. [It is] irresistible and as nearly flawless as any fiction could be." This volume is the companion to the BBC television series, a lavish production aired on the Arts and Entertainment Network. The Modern Library has played a significant role in American cultural life for the better part of a century.

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DNF Literary essays, DSBF Literary studies: c 1800 to c 1900 , DSK Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers, FC Classic fiction (pre c 1945)


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