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Pride and Prejudice. by  Jane AUSTEN - 1817 - from Peter Harrington and Biblio.co.uk

Pride and Prejudice.

by AUSTEN, Jane

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London: printed for T. Egerton,, 1817. A Novel. In Two Volumes. By the Author of "Sense and Sensibility," &c. Third Edition. 2 volumes, duodecimo (176 x 102 mm). Contemporary calf, rebacked, twin red and green calf labels, marbled sides, endpapers and edges. With the bookplates of Henry Edward Chetwynd-Stapylton (1822-1900) and ownership signature to verso of front free endpapers of Ellen Venables, dated 1852. Bound without half-titles though with terminal blank in vol. I. Sides rubbed with a couple of patches of wear, corners worn, some foxing to contents. A very good copy. Third edition, and the first to be issued in two volumes. Pride and Prejudice, first published in 1813, was Austen's second published novel following Sense and Sensibility in 1811. Austen began it in August 1796, when she was the same age as her heroine, and finished in August 1797. Entitled "First Impressions", it was offered by her father to Thomas Cadell on 1 November 1797 as a novel in three volumes "about the length of Miss Burney's Evelina". Cadell declined without asking to see the manuscript. Austen revised it in 1809-10 after the success of Sense and Sensibility, by which time the first choice of title had been used elsewhere. It remains the most popular of her novels.
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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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