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Pride and Prejudice

by Austen, Jane

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London:: Robert Riviere & Son,, ca. 1894.. Later edition. Hardcover. Sixteenmo, just under 7 inches tall, in half dark blue calf, marbled boards and endpapers, top edge gilt. Binding by Riviere & Son. 336 pages with a frontis by William Cubitt Cooke. Note that there is no date in the book, but the publication date is based on the date Cooke illustrated the Novels of Jane Austen. See Houfe, p. 98. Interior is clean, bright and sound but previous owner name on the front pastedown. Spine is evenly faded to an attractive sage green from dark blue. Tips are very lightly worn.

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.


  • Bookseller: Gallagher Books, ABAA, ILAB US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 19731
  • Title: Pride and Prejudice
  • Author: Austen, Jane
  • Format/binding:Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: Later edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Robert Riviere & Son,
  • Place: London:
  • Date published: ca. 1894.
  • Keywords: Fine Bindings English Literature English Georgian Literature


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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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spine
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calf
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