Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen

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Of all Jane Austen's books, Pride and Prejudice has earned a special place in the hearts of the reading public as her best-loved and most intimately known novel. From its famous opening sentence, the story of the Bennet family and of the novel's two protagonists, Elizabeth and Darcy, told with a wit that its author feared might prove 'rather too light and bright, and sparkling', delights its most familiar readers as thoroughly as it does those who encounter it for the first time. And while she entertains us, Jane Austen teaches us the wisdom of balance, the folly of 'pride' and 'prejudice'.

Pride and Prejudice was first published in 1813, although the original story from which it evolved, entitled First Impressions, was begun in 1796. The text is edited by James Kinsley from R. W. Chapman's Oxford edition, with a bibliography, and introduction and notes by Frank W. Bradbrook.

Oxford University Press: 1980.
ISBN: 9780192815033. 352 pp.
Paperback. Good+.