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Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen - Hardcover - 1856 - from E C Books and Biblio.co.uk

Pride and Prejudice

by Jane Austen

Condition: Good/N


London : Richard Bentley, 1856 A very good copy of the 1856 reprint of the Richard Bentley edition of Pride and Prejudice. In probably contemporary half leather binding with silk boards, which has been rebacked more recently to provide a new spine. The spine has gilt-lined raised bands and title and author labels. The binding is in very good condition, being clean and sound, with some light bubbling and marking to the boards and some wear to the leather corners. Contents: initial blank with signature; half title; frontispiece with tissue guard; vignette title; letterpress title dated 1856; text 340pp. In very good condition, with light toning to edges - particularly the upper edge. Some corners with light folds. Small fray to upper corner tip to p81 and light marks to endpapers. A very nice copy.

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 #: 032531
  • Title: Pride and Prejudice
  • Author: Jane Austen
  • Illustrator:Pickering, Greathatch
  • Format/binding:Half-Leather
  • Book condition: Used - Good
  • Jacket condition: N
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Richard Bentley
  • Place: London
  • Date published: 1856
  • 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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rebacked
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