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Pride and Prejudice

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Pride and Prejudice

by Austen, Jane

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George Allen and Ruskin House, 1894. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First Hugh Thomson Limited Edition of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. Published in London by George Allen and Ruskin House in 1894. One of 250 limited large paper deluxe copies. Thomson Edition, one of 250 large paper copies(8x10 inches) for Britain, with another 25 done for America. The top fore edge gold gilt, here faded. Decorated title page, frontispiece, and large illustrations, 160 line drawings in all (printed on special China paper and laid down) by Hugh Thompson printed on unbleached Arnold paper. Original cloth covers have wear and some staining, pages have some foxing. bookmark attached to front paste-down. Previous owner's inscription on front free end paper. The trade edition of this book was decorated with a peacock design similar to the design on the first internal page of text in this copy. Thomson's illustrations became the illustrations of choice for Austen's work. Book comes in specially made cloth slipcase.

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 Inventory #
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Title
Pride and Prejudice
Author
Austen, Jane
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Quantity available
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Edition
Limited Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
George Allen and Ruskin House
Date published
1894

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