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Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen - Hardcover - from E C Books (SKU: 032480)

Pride and Prejudice

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Pride and Prejudice

by Jane Austen

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  • hardcover
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About This Item

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.

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.

Details

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 of Publication
London
Keywords
jane austen; richard bentley; early bentley editions; pride and prejudice
Size
12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall

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About E C Books

E C Books is a small online bookselling business, specialising in pre 20th century works:natural history, science, history, and travel, aiming for rarer and more unusual books. Our largest stock area is Natural History, where we have a good range of books from the 1700-1800's, many finely illustrated. Other areas include children's books, particularly late 1800's-early 1900's - again illustrated; and literature pre 1900.When you order books from us we ensure that they are properly packed to protect condition, and we always use recorded or 'signed for' postal services for more secure delivery. Please note that we have recently moved to the beautiful Orkney Islands, where we intend to open a bookshop over the next year. Because of our location we cannot guarantee 'next day' delivery but we will get your purchase to you as quickly and safely as we can.Please note that the buyer is responsible for the payment of any tax or duty on import.

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edges
The collective of the top, fore and bottom edges of the text block of the book, being that part of the edges of the pages of a...[more]
raised band(s)
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rebound
A book in which the pages have been bound into a covering replacing the original covering issued by the publisher.
fine
A book in fine condition exhibits no flaws. A fine condition book closely approaches As New condition, but may lack the...[more]
vignette
A decorative design or illustration placed at the beginning or end of a ...[more]
spine
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf....[more]
New
A new book is a book previously not circulated to a buyer. Although a new book is typically free of any faults or defects,...[more]
Marbled boards
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title page
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