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PRIDE AND PREJUDICE by  Jane AUSTEN - Hardcover - Signed - 1940 - from Charles Agvent and Biblio.co.uk

PRIDE AND PREJUDICE

by AUSTEN, Jane

Condition: Tasteful bookplate to the front pastedown, slight browning to endpapers; mild rubbing to the spine, mostly at the tips. Close to


Boston: Limited Editions Club, 1940. Hardcover. Tasteful bookplate to the front pastedown, slight browning to endpapers; mild rubbing to the spine, mostly at the tips. Close to Fine in a Very Good slipcase with a partial split at the bottom. Scarce in this condition. 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 #881 of 1500 SIGNED by the artist on the colophon page.

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: Charles Agvent US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 018516
  • Title: PRIDE AND PREJUDICE
  • Author: AUSTEN, Jane
  • Illustrator:Helen Sewell
  • Format/binding:Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Tasteful bookplate to the front pastedown, slight browning to endpapers; mild rubbing to the spine, mostly at the tips. Close to
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Limited Editions Club
  • Place: Boston
  • Date published: 1940
  • Keywords: Signed; Women's Literature; Jane Austen; Limited Editions; Romance
  • Bookseller catalogs: 19th Century British 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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