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Pride and prejudice
1988
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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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  Library Journal Review

Austen is the hot property of the entertainment world with new feature film versions of Persuasion and Sense and Sensibility on the silver screen and Pride and Prejudice hitting the TV airwaves on PBS. Such high visibility will inevitably draw renewed interest in the original source materials. These new Modern Library editions offer quality hardcovers at affordable prices. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

  Publishers Weekly Review

Collagist Fabe adds flair to Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice with 39 original illustrations that accompany the unabridged text. Fabe's collages overlay bright, watercolor-washed scenes with retro cut-paper figures and objects sampled from fashion magazines from the 1930s to the '50s. Accompanying each tableau is a quote from the Pride and Prejudice passage that inspired it. Like Austen's book, Fabe's work explores arcane customs of beauty and courtship, pageantry and social artifice: in one collage, a housewife holds a tray of drinks while a man sits happily with a sandwich in hand in the distance. While tinged with irony and more than a dash of social commentary, the collages nevertheless have a spirit of glee and evidence deep reverence for the novel. As Fabe describes in a preface, Austen "was a little bit mean-the way real people are mean-so there are both heroes and nincompoops. Family is both beloved and annoying. That is Austen's genius, her ability to describe people in all their frailty and humor." This is a sweet and visually appealing homage. (BookLife) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
Summary
Elizabeth Bennet is at first determined to dislike Mr. Darcy, who is handsome and eligible. This misjudgment only matched in folly by Darcy's arrogant pride. Their first impressions give way to truer feelings in a comedy concerned with happiness and how it might be achieved.
Table of Contents
Volume I
Prefacep. i
Introductory Notep. xiii
Sense and Sensibility, 1811p. 1
Notesp. 381
Appendixes
Miss Austen's Englishp. 388
Reading and Writingp. 422
The Early Editionsp. 425
Index of Characters, &c.p. 427
Volume II
Introductory Notep. xi
Pride and Prejudice, 1813p. 1
Notesp. 389
Appendixes
Chronology of Pride and Prejudicep. 400
Pride and Prejudice and Ceciliap. 408
Modes of Addressp. 409
Index of Characters, &c.p. 414
Volume III
Introductory Notep. xi
Mansfield Park, 1814p. 1
Lovers' Vows, 1798p. 474
Notesp. 539
Appendixes
Chronology of Mansfield Parkp. 554
Improvementsp. 557
Carriages and Travelp. 561
Index of Characters, &c.p. 566
Volume IV
Introductory Notep. xi
EMMA, 1816p. 1
Notesp. 487
Appendixes
Chronology of Emmap. 497
The Manners of the Agep. 499
The Punctuation of the Novelsp. 516
Index of Characters, &c.p. 519
Volume V
Introductory Notep. xi
Biographical Notice of the Author    Henry Austenp. 3
Northanger Abbey, 1818p. 11
Persuasion, 1818p. 1
The Original Version of the Concluding Chapters of Persuasionp. 253
Notesp. 287
Appendixes
Chronology of Northanger Abbey and Persuasionp. 297
The Topography of Bathp. 305
The Mysteries of Udolphop. 306
Indexes of Characters, &c.p. 313
General Indexes
1.Of Literary Allusionsp. 317
Addendap. 329
2.Of Real Personsp. 330
3.Of Real Placesp. 331
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