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Pride and Prejudice. by  Jane AUSTEN - First Edition - 1894 - from Peter Harrington and Biblio.co.uk

Pride and Prejudice.

by AUSTEN, Jane

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London: George Allen,, 1894. With a Preface by George Saintsbury and illustrations by Hugh Thomson. Octavo (250 x 169 mm). Finely bound by Bayntun (Riviere) in recent full green morocco, tan morocco label to spine lettered gilt, floral decoration to spine gilt, gilt floriate border to front cover, panel with onlaid vignette of Elizabeth Bennet in green, red, and brown morocco, edges and turn-ins gilt, marbled endpapers, edges gilt. Frontispiece with tissue guard, illustrations by Hugh Thomson. Dated binder's note in pencil to verso of front free endpaper. Extremities a trifle rubbed, else a fine, wide-margined copy in a luxurious binding. First fully illustrated edition, one of 250 large paper copies issued in the UK and 25 copies done for the US, with the illustrations specially printed on China paper and laid down. This was the first edition to feature illustrations accompanying the text, as Bentley's 1833 edition and subsequent printings had featured only a frontispiece. Thomson's "light touch and feeling for period manners provide a charming and accessible gloss to the author's work" (ODNB).

Pride and Prejudice is a novel by Jane Austen. First published on 28 January 1813, it was her second published novel. Its manuscript was initially written between 1796 and 1797 in Steventon, Hampshire, where Austen lived in the rectory. Originally called First Impressions, it was never published under that title, and in following revisions it was retitled Pride and Prejudice.




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On Jan 5 2016, said:
  "this is my #1 favorite book of all the Jane Austen books. i love the way elizabeth and darcy talk to each other."
On Jun 5 2014, said:
  "Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen is listed by many as a universal Classic and, rightfully, frequents many “Must Read” lists.



Elizabeth Bennett lives in a small country estate. Daughter to a poor country gentleman who has four other daughters, her prospects of marriage are slim. That doesn’t bother Elizabeth, however. She is beautiful, smart, opinionated, strong-willed and in no hurry to find a husband. Her mother, who frequently embarrasses her and her older sister Jane by pushing them at any eligible bachelor, has other plans for her. While at a public ball, she is introduced to mild-mannered pleasant Mr. Bingley who is taken by Jane instantly. Also in attendance is Mr. Bingley’s best friend Mr. Darcy. Mr. Darcy is handsome and rich but gives the impression of distaste when introduced to Elizabeth. Throughout the story, they constantly misunderstand and miss-judge each other making many nearly grievous mistakes.



If you are anything like me, you will be just as frustrated with Elizabeth as she learns Mr. Darcy’s true character and how to let go of her objections to love and simply fall.



This is truly my all-time favorite book so far. I read it at least once a year, usually around Christmastime. Given that Austen’s writing describes this time-period so intricately, I can picture myself as Elizabeth Bennett every time I read it. And, just like Elizabeth Bennett, I fall in love with Mr. Darcy every time as well.

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