Item description for Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. Illustrated by Hugh Thomson. by Jane Austen, Hugh Thomson, Rebekah H. Pindzola, Celeste Moreno, Mahendra Singh, William Link & Sylvia Yount...
Pride and Prejudice, first published on 28 January 1813, is the most famous of Jane Austen's novels and one of the first "romantic comedies" in the history of the novel.
Elizabeth Bennet is the perfect Austen heroine: intelligent, generous, sensible, incapable of jealousy or any other major sin. That makes her sound like an insufferable goody-goody, but the truth is she's a completely hip character, who if provoked is not above skewering her antagonist with a piece of her exceptionally sharp -- but always polite -- 18th century wit. The point is, you spend the whole book absolutely fixated on the critical question: will Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy hook up?
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 7.5" Height: 9.75" Weight: 0.7 lbs.
Release Date Mar 30, 2008
Publisher Shoes and Ships and Sealing Wax Ltd
ISBN 1905921055 ISBN13 9781905921058
Availability 0 units.
More About Jane Austen, Hugh Thomson, Rebekah H. Pindzola, Celeste Moreno, Mahendra Singh, William Link & Sylvia Yount
Jane Austen (16 December 1775 – 18 July 1817) was an English novelist whose works of romantic fiction, set among the landed gentry, earned her a place as one of the most widely read writers in English literature. Her realism, biting irony and social commentary have gained her historical importance among scholars and critics.
Austen lived her entire life as part of a close-knit family located on the lower fringes of the English landed gentry. She was educated primarily by her father and older brothers as well as through her own reading. The steadfast support of her family was critical to her development as a professional writer. Her artistic apprenticeship lasted from her teenage years into her thirties. During this period, she experimented with various literary forms, including the epistolary novel which she then abandoned, and wrote and extensively revised three major novels and began a fourth. From 1811 until 1816, with the release of Sense and Sensibility (1811), Pride and Prejudice (1813), Mansfield Park (1814) and Emma (1816), she achieved success as a published writer. She wrote two additional novels, Northanger Abbey and Persuasion, both published posthumously in 1818, and began a third, which was eventually titled Sanditon, but died before completing it.
Austen's works critique the novels of sensibility of the second half of the 18th century and are part of the transition to 19th-century realism. Her plots, though fundamentally comic, highlight the dependence of women on marriage to secure social standing and economic security. Her work brought her little personal fame and only a few positive reviews during her lifetime, but the publication in 1869 of her nephew's A Memoir of Jane Austen introduced her to a wider public, and by the 1940s she had become widely accepted in academia as a great English writer. The second half of the 20th century saw a proliferation of Austen scholarship and the emergence of a Janeite fan culture.
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Has an old-world feel. Jul 29, 2008
The illustrater, Hugh Thomson, lived from 1860 to 1920. His illustrations definitely give the book an old-world feel. It's as if you just bought the novel from a tiny little bookshop with sagging windows and the smell of ancient parchment hanging in the air.
Besides, for less than $5.00, you really can't go wrong.