Item description for Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen...
Austen, Jane "Pride and Prejudice" in the revolutionary Bed Book Landscape Reading Format - a new approach to reading in bed as well as other places people enjoy reading while lying down, such as the beach, or on a grassy lawn in the park. Bed Books provide the freedom to lie in any comfortable position without being obligated to sit up in order to read. They can be an essential aid for readers who may be prone to back and neck strain when assuming the contorted body positions normally required for reading while lying down, and for those who have previously found it difficult or impossible to read books in bed, such as the elderly and the disabled. Bed Books can also be read sitting up as easily as with a conventional book. See the current Bed Book Catalog at: www.bedbooks.NET www.readinginbed.com
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.13" Width: 6.22" Height: 0.87" Weight: 1.19 lbs.
Release Date Nov 7, 2005
Publisher A Bed Book
ISBN 1933652446 ISBN13 9781933652443
Availability 81 units. Availability accurate as of Mar 23, 2017 02:20.
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More About Jane Austen
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.
Jane Austen was born in 1775 and died in 1817.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Pride and Prejudice?
Wasn't Happy Aug 16, 2008
I was looking for a hard back book and was happy to have found one, when it came I was very disappointed that it was a bed book. I had never heard of the bed books before and I can't get used to the sideways printing. this site should make it clearer that you are buying a bed book and not a normal book.
Hortizontal Print Mar 31, 2008
I missed if the product description said it was printed on the horizontal instead of the usual vertical. Too weird for me. I returned it.
BedBook Jan 16, 2008
The "BedBook" format is so unusual, it should be made more clear to purchasers....I wouldn't have been interested if I had known this.
Bedbook Sep 7, 2007
Was looking for a hardcopy of Pride and Prejudice. Not noticing that this is a bedbook. It is printed sideways, really strange looking but my stepmom was pleased still to get it.
Pride and Prejudice Oct 25, 2006
This is an excellent book!!!! The genre is British Romance/ Realistic Fiction. This story is about a girl Lizzy ,(or Elizabeth), who had a "poorer" family who was very prejudice against Mr.Darcy who was very wealthy. The five Bennet sisters - Lizzie,Jane,Lydia,Mary and Kitty - have been raised well aware of their mother's fixation on finding them husbands and securing set futures...and keeping the family name "strong."However, the spirited and intelligent Elizabeth strives to live her life with a broader perspective, as encouraged by her father. Mr. Darcy ,on the other hand, lived a life of luxury with his little sister,(age 15). Mr.Darcy and his friend Mr. Bingly's sister were very prideful of themselves. Mr. Bingly fell in love with Lizzy's oldest sister,Jane, and Mr.Bingly's sister fell in love with Mr. Darcy. And Mr.Darcy fell in love with Lizzy but he was to prideful to admit it. When the good-natured Mr Bingley abruptly departs for London, devastating Jane, Lizzie holds Mr Darcy culpable for contributing to the heartbreak. But a crisis involving youngest sister Lydia soon opens Lizzie's eyes to the true nature of her relationship with Mr Darcy. It is a book about British "classes" (or ranks) in government and also society : (people were treated differently because of their "class". Many people who were poor could not even skeak or even stay in the same room with the "rich and famous" in the 1800's. It is a great peice of English literature.
Each family was very close..most of the time. Lizzy's family for example, was all about marrage to a wealthy man or the family name. Mr.Darcy's "family" was more of just him and his sister who were very close. Lizzy acted the same toward everyone and "full of life!" but Mr.Darcy was only truely happy with his little sister and later, Elizabeth. Otherwise he would not dance at balls (unless he danced with Lizzy) and he hardly even laughed. In the end,(without giving it away), Mr.Darcy AND Lizzy had a differnet perspective of life and family. And, each family gets a benefit.
--Jane Austen is an excellent author. She has written may books before but "Pride and Prejudice" would have to be my favorite!--