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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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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.
Summary
When Elizabeth first meets eligible bachelor Fitzwilliam Darcy, she thinks him arrogant and conceited; while he struggles to remain indifferent to her good looks and lovely mind. When she later discovers that Darcy has involved himself in the troubled relationship between his friend Bingley and her beloved sister Jane, she is determined to dislike him more than ever. In the sparkling comedy of manners that follows, Jane Austen shows the folly of judging by first impressions and superbly evokes the friendships, gossip and snobberies of provincial middle class life.This edition includes a new chronology, additional suggestions for further reading and the original Penguin Classics introduction by Tony Tanner.
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