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Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen - Hardcover - from E C Books and Biblio.co.uk

Pride and Prejudice

by Jane Austen

Condition: Good/N


London : Richard Bentley A good to very good copy of an early Richard Bentley edition of Pride and Prejudice newly rebound in half leather with marbled boards. The binding, with gilt-lined raised bands to spine, is in fine condition. Page edges marbled. New endpapers. This copy lacks a letterpress title page or series title page; having only a black and white frontispiece and vignette title page dated 1833. The vignette title page was re-used in later editions during the 1830's-50's, retaining its 1833 date. This means that this book was published before 1860, but it is not possible to pin the date down further. The contents are in very good clean condition. The frontispiece and vignette title are a little spotty (as usual) and there is a small stain to the bottom outer corners of both. Text pages have the occasional light spot - most obvious in the bottom margins of pp circa p 244.

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: E C Books GB (GB)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 032480
  • Title: Pride and Prejudice
  • Author: Jane Austen
  • Format/binding:Half-Leather
  • Book condition: Used - Good
  • Jacket condition: N
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Richard Bentley
  • Place: London
  • Keywords: jane austen; richard bentley; early bentley editions; pride and prejudice
  • Size: 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall


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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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