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PRIDE AND PREJUDICE

PRIDE AND PREJUDICE

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PRIDE AND PREJUDICE

by AUSTEN, Jane

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Boston: Limited Editions Club, 1940. Hardcover. Mild rubbing to spine tips and along spine edges; very small, neatly repaired chip to the top of the spine. Near Fine in a Near Fine slipcase. Helen Sewell. Octavo (5-7/8" x 9-1/8") bound in full embossed brown sheepskin leather. Designed and printed by D. B. Updike at The Merrymount Press. Preface by Frank Swinnerton. Illustrated with line drawings by Helen Sewell. Copy #1267 of 1500 SIGNED by the artist on the colophon page.

Synopsis

Pride and Prejudice is the second novel by English author Jane Austen, after  Sense and Sensibility.  First published on 28 January 1813, Austen sold the copyright for just £110.  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. It was first published anonymously.  A novel of manners, set in the early 19th century, the story follows the main character, Elizabeth Bennet, the second of five daughters of a country gentleman. The five unmarried sisters are pressed to find a good wealthy match, and the very opinionated Elizabeth comes to odds with her proud beau Mr. Darcy. 

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Reviews

On Jan 5 2016, a reader 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, a reader 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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Bookseller
Charles Agvent US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
020750
Title
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE
Author
AUSTEN, Jane
Illustrator
Helen Sewell
Format/Binding
Hardcover
Book Condition
Used - Mild rubbing to spine tips and along spine edges; very small, neatly repaired chip to the top of the spine. Near Fine in a Near
Quantity Available
1
Publisher
Limited Editions Club
Place of Publication
Boston
Date Published
1940
Keywords
Signed, Illustrated Books, 19th Century British Literature, 19th Century Literature, Women's Literature, Helen Sewell, Jane Austen, Limited Editions Club, Romance

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About Charles Agvent

We carry a diverse and select stock with major specialties including Modern and 19th Century Literary First Editions, Signed Books & Autographs (especially Presidential and Literary), and Limited Editions Club books. We have been in business since 1987 and are proud to be members of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America (ABAA) and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB).

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