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London ; New York: Penguin, 2003.
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xlii, 435 p. ; 20 cm.
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1996 reprint reissued with new chronology, updated Further reading and 1972 Penguin classics introduction by Tony Tanner. - Originally published: London : T. Egerton, 1813.
17 89 96 100 105 199
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0141439513
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51033055
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2
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543367
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823.7
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Characters
Elizabeth Bennet (Female), Unmarried, Opinionated
Fitzwilliam Darcy (Male), Aristocrat, Wealthy, Arrogant
Genre
Classic
Literary
Humor
Fiction
Topics
Sisters
Courtship
Social classes
Pride
Prejudice
Setting
Hertfordshire, England - Europe
Time Period
1810s -- Early 19th century
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Early in Pride and Prejudice, Austen writes, "the very shoe-roses for Netherfield were got by proxy." Today's readers may wonder what a shoe rose is. Prominent literary editor Spacks (English, emerita, Univ. of Virginia; Boredom: The Literary History of a State of Mind) supplies the explanation, along with scores of other brief notes defining the terms of Austen's era. She offers more substantial discussions of various references as well as explanations for such components as a young Regency woman entering into society. She also provides an extremely useful introduction, detailing Austen's life and noting (along with her "further reading" section) the ongoing scholarly attention. Readers will also appreciate Spacks's well-placed references to the interpretations of other scholars, such as Tony Tanner and Linda Colley. -VERDICT The value of this edition, as Spacks maintains, is that "annotation helps to locate Austen in history, in literature, in language." Pride and Prejudice has been annotated before-David M. Shapard's 2003 edition-but Spacks's approach is more literary than his historical focus. Readers will appreciate the placement of Spacks's annotations along the wide margin of the page they relate to, as well as the many color illustrations. A valuable addition for any Austen student, scholar, or fan.-Kathryn R. Bartelt, Univ. of Evansville Libs., IN (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
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Listen to audio presented by Literary Affairs: Pride and Prejudice . View our feature on Jane Austen. Few have failed to be charmed by the witty and independent spirit of Elizabeth Bennet. Her early determination to dislike Mr. Darcy is a prejudice only matched by the folly of his arrogant pride. Their first impressions give way to true feelings in a comedy profoundly concerned with happiness and how it might be achieved. @FirstThoughtBestThought Usually a man wills his home to his wife or kids. But sometimes, he wills it to a distant relative, so when he dies, you're out on your ass. And then, and THEN, that distant, meddlesome priest of a relative tries to seduce one of your sisters. Unsure why anyone would want my sisters. All they want is to hit it with the officers -- what war are they even fighting in the countryside? Though my older sister--Jane--is nice. How could she not be? Jane is such a good name. I would like anybody named Jane. From Twitterature: The World's Greatest Books in Twenty Tweets or Less .
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