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PRIDE & PREJUDICE

by AUSTEN JANE

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  • hardcover
  • First
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About This Item

London: Dent, 1907. First Edition. Hard Cover. First UK Edition Thus with 24 colour illustrations fully revised by Charles Brock for this edition. Original pale green cloth elaborately decorated in gilt; top edge gilt. Decorative free endpapers slightly browned (as usual). Reinforcement to both the front and rear hinges and a gift inscription from 1918 to the page before the ½ title otherwise a VG++ copy with none of the usual darkening to the spine so often seen with this title. Indeed the spine is identical in colouration to the front board. A much nicer copy than normally seen of this important edition. Scans invited to appreciate the quality of this book

Synopsis

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, 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
James M Pickard, ABA, ILAB, PBFA. GB (GB)
Bookseller Inventory #
355490714199
Title
PRIDE & PREJUDICE
Author
AUSTEN JANE
Format/binding
Hard Cover
Book condition
Used
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Dent
Place of Publication
London
Date published
1907

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About James M Pickard, ABA, ILAB, PBFA.

James M Pickard (Rare Books) is proud to be a full member of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association (ABA), the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB) and The Provincial Booksellers Fairs Association (PBFA).

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